How to Build the Perfect Product Roadmap (Free Template + Extra Tips!)

product roadmap

Product roadmaps are an essential part of understanding how to align your product to a long-term vision for product-market fit. They are also one of the key deliverables for product managers and are useful to almost all teams and stakeholders.

What the product roadmap should provide:

  • Clear overview of key launch dates and milestones
  • Clearly communicate which teams are responsible for what
  • Clearly communicate important deadlines and time allocation
  • A beacon to align different teams to core company goals and objectives

What the roadmap shouldn’t include:

  • Goals and objectives unrelated to the product
  • Overload of information about specific product features and specifications for development
  • Big Surprises
  • Too much data without clear association with company goals or objectives

In this Process Street article, we’ll be looking at:

First off, here’s a template you can use to get started building your own product roadmap.

Product roadmap process

For those of you who came just for the template, here it is:

If you’re interested in the why behind this template design, and more insight into an effective product roadmap approach, read on!

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