Creating a product roadmap is instrumental to proper illustrating the strategic vision and the path necessary to produce the best product on the market. Developing in-demand features assist in demonstrating the capabilities of the product and bringing additional value to customers. Maintaining a centralized tracker for each feature, release, team, and additional consultants simplifies the organization component of managing a product with a variety of features. Use this template to provide clear paths for your product roadmap, geared toward easily allocating resources towards new features and staying on top of all development.
Developing a product all the way from ideation to creation takes deliberate planning, roadmapping, and execution—regardless of industry. However, adopting a product roadmap helps identify goals, the resources allocated toward achieving those goals, and the timeline for each smaller goal to be achieved—all of which contribute to a successful go-to-market strategy. Product roadmaps communicate priorities and strategic plans in a simple manner to stakeholders and internal team members. They unify all the smaller complex features that require team work and collaboration, and simplify the process to effectively display the track and vision of the product. Let’s dive into this roadmap template for your product:
Features are critical to product development. Features each service a purpose regardless of whether they make the product more accessible, they increase user growth, or they are just in high demand by users. Staying on top of all dates pertaining to features can also be quite the headache. This table does it all. It displays all of the dates, calculates how long each feature is estimated to take, which team members are working on the feature, and it identifies each release the feature is associated with.
Feature ID. The unique ID associated with the feature.
Title. The title of the feature.
Description. The description of the feature.
Category. The category the feature falls under. Whether it will contribute to user growth, engagement, etc.
Priority. A rating field that allows you to select the priority level of the feature on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being top priority.
Initiate. This date field is displayed in year/month/day, and it indicates when the feature began development.
Deadline. The date the feature is expected to be completed by.
Completed. The date the feature was completed.
Early/late. This formula field calculates the amount of days the feature was delivered late or early, represented by a negative and positive sign, respectively.
Estimated duration (days). This formula field calculates the number of days the feature is expected to take, calculated from the initiate and deadline fields.
Estimated duration (months). This formula field calculated the expected duration time of feature development in months.
Added to release. This field links to the
Releasestable, displaying the specific release the feature was a part of.
Assigned team. This field links to the
Teamstable, indicating which team was assigned to the feature.
Team lead. This field links to the
Stafftable, identifying the specific staff member that serves as the team lead for the assigned team. This is your point person to reach out to for updates.
Team members. This field links to the
Teamstable to find the individual staff members from the
Staff**table that make up the team.
Additional consultants. New features could always use an extra set of eyes. This field links to the
Stafftable to display any staff members that consulted on the specific feature.
Staff count. This formula field calculates the number of team members, additional consultants, along with a team lead, in order to identify the number of staff members that worked on the specific feature.
All features. Displays all features sorted by latest deadline to earliest deadline.
Top priority. Displays features that are determined to be highest priority, sorted by latest deadline to earliest deadline.
In progress. Displays features that have not yet been finished, sorted by earliest deadline to the latest.
Resource-heavy. Displays features that require over 4 staff members, sorted by increasing staff assigned to the feature.
Long duration. Displays features that are expected to take over 6 months to develop, sorted by shortest expected time to longest.
Late. Displays features that were only completed past their deadline, sorted by latest to the shortest late duration.
2022. Displays features that are expected to be completed within this calendar year, sorted by earliest deadline to latest deadline. This is a great view to build up some excitement for what’s to come in the near future.
By category. Displays all features grouped together by category in a kanban view.
New feature request. Displays a shareable form that can be shared for the users to request new features they are interested in.
The staff members are the real magicians, putting in tons of hard work to understand the requirements of each feature, create a plan to implement the feature, and complete the work required for the feature development. This table lists all the staff required for product development, and their contact info. Additionally, this table can be used to identify which staff member should serve as an additional consultant.
Name. The name of the team member.
Role. The position or role the team member holds.
Phone number. The staff member’s phone number.
Part of team. This field links to the
Teamstable, displaying the team that the staff member is a part of.
Team leading. This field also links to the
Teamstable, and shows which team the staff member is leading.
Consulted on. This field links to the
Features**table to display the different features the team member has been pulled in as a consultant.
Number of features worked on. This formula field calculates the number of features the staff has worked on as a team member.
Frequency consulted. This formula field calculates the number of features the staff member has consulted.
All staff members. Displays all staff members sorted in alphabetical order.
Leadership. Displays staff members that server as team leaders, sorted in alphabetical order.
Team members. Displays staff members that do not hold leadership roles, sorted in alphabetical order. This view is helpful if your company is looking to switch up the teams or reorganize members.
Top consultants. Displays staff members that been recruited as consultants for features their teams were not assigned to most frequently, sorted in alphabetical order.
By role. Displays all staff members sorted in alphabetical order and grouped together by their role in a kanban view.
New employee. Displays a form that can be used to add a new staff member to the roster.
Each staff member’s skillset comes into play as they collaborate with other team members within their team. This table displays all the team leads and members that are a part of each team. Easily refer to this table when trying to decide which team to assign a new feature.
Name. The team’s name. Get creative with it!
Description. A brief description of what the team’s responsibilities are.
Focus. The primary focus of the team or area of expertise.
Team lead. This field links to the
Staff**table, displaying the staff member that is serving as the team lead for this team.
Team members. This field also links to the
Staff**table, but it displays the different staff members that are part of the team as team members.
Features assigned. This field links to the
Featurestable. It locates all the features that the team is assigned.
Features worked on. This field calculates the number of features the team has worked on.
All teams. Displays all teams sorted in alphabetical order.
Most frequently used. Displays teams that have been assigned to the highest amount of features sorted in alphabetical order.
Development focused. Displays teams that are experts in development and are therefore assigned features that are very development heavy, sorted in alphabetical order. This view can be helpful when trying to distribute new features to team evenly.
By focus. Displays all teams grouped together by their primary focus or area of expertise.
Rolling out new releases is a key part of lifecycle management. When it comes to tech, new releases can address certain bugs or issues, add new desired features, and increase usability for the consumer. Releases help put together new changes and apply them all at once.
Name. The name of the release.
Release date. The date of the release.
Features. This field looks to the
Features**table to pull the features that are part of this release.
Feature description. This field looks to the
Featurestable to more information about the specific feature.
Number of features. This formula field calculates the number of features that are part of this release.
All releases. Displays all releases sorted by earliest release date to latest date.
Feature intensive. Displays all releases sorted by highest number of features to lowest number of features.
Release gallery. Displays all releases in the form of a gallery view sorted by earliest release date to latest release date.