Plan, Communicate and Deliver Product Roadmaps (@Plato Elevate)

Recently I hosted a Discussion Circle at the Plato Elevate 2020 Virtual event. The topic is around how to plan, communicate and deliver product roadmaps with limited information and resources. Spoiler alert – the secret is “taking the Responsive Portfolio approach”.

Here are the 5 key take aways:

  1. Invest in efforts to align execs on both goals and strategic themes upfront
  2. Allocate + Prioritize within goals and themes is a “low/ no fail” way to manage diverse stakeholders
  3. Enable 2-way context and accountability between business teams and tech teams
  4. Assess your product as a multi-dimensional portfolio
  5. Understand and pursuit your product S-curve
Responsive portfolio is a multidimensional portfolio
Prioritization is hard because of the competing needs from all angles.

While it’s an interactive discussion (not a presentation), we did go through a few slides of the deck as the conversation flowed. The full deck is here and a voice over recording.

In many organizations there are often weak links between dynamic goals and autonomous/ agile execution – until we empower our product, program and engineering managers to collaborate with executives, amongst each other and with cross functional teams to align, plan and deliver products responsively, and holistically, even with limited information upfront, and resource constraints.

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Becky Flint

Becky Flint

Becky is a product and tech executive based in the Silicon Valley. She has built and scaled product and engineering teams globally for both startups and Fortune 500 companies. Currently Becky is the founder and CEO of dragonboat with a mission to empower responsive leaders and their teams to build better product fasters. Prior to founding dragonboat, Becky has held executive roles at Feedzai, Bigcommerce, Tinyprints/ Shutterfly, and PayPal.

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