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Product roadmap alignment - achieving the vision together: A grey literature review

  • Context: A product roadmap is an important tool in product development. It sets the strategic direction in which the product is to be developed to achieve the company’s vision. However, for product roadmaps to be successful, it is essential that all stakeholders agree with the company’s vision and objectives and are aligned and committed to a common product plan. Objective: In order to gain a better understanding of product roadmap alignment, this paper aims at identifying measures, activities and techniques in order to align the different stakeholders around the product roadmap. Method: We conducted a grey literature review according the guidelines to Garousi et al. Results: Several approaches to gain alignment were identified such as defining and communicating clear objectives based on the product vision, conducting cross-functional workshops, shuttle diplomacy, and mission briefing. In addition, our review identified the “Behavioural Change Stairway Model” that suggests five steps to gain alignment by building empathy and a trustful relationship.

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Author of HS ReutlingenTrieflinger, Stefan; Münch, Jürgen; Bogazköy, Emre; Eißler, Patrick; Schneider, Jan
Erschienen in:Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming – Workshops : XP 2020 Workshops, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 8–12, 2020, Revised Selected Papers
Place of publication:Cham
Editor:Maria Paasivaara, Phlippe Kruchten
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2020
Tag:business agility; objectives and key results; product management; product roadmap; stakeholder alignment; user experience
Page Number:8
First Page:50
Last Page:57
PPN:Im Katalog der Hochschule Reutlingen ansehen
DDC classes:004 Informatik
Open access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Creative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International