Rome was not built in one day. Rather than doing everything at once, I order my plans in steps towards my goal.
How this helps you
It is difficult to look ahead when you are running your business. Take time to plan and look ahead. A roadmap will guide you and help keep your own promises.
What is it?
A roadmap is a plan aimed towards a goal. It includes short-term and long-term goals with specific steps being identified to help you develop your ideas and meet those goals. A roadmap applies to the process of developing a new product or process, or to an emerging technology. It is important not to try and include too many details in a roadmap as this would otherwise distract you from the overall ambitions.
Developing a roadmap has a few major advantages. It helps you to reach agreement in your team and amongst your stakeholders about needs and requirements. It also provides a way to lay out potential future developments of a product or technology.
How does it relate?
The process of roadmapping links to the areas of business strategy, corporate planning, technology, planning and business development. It is another tool to put upcoming changes and activities in perspective towards achieving your goals and deviding budget on various subjects.
Your next Waypoint
Go ahead and create a Roadmap yourself. There are some easy to use templates available for Powerpoint via slideteam.net/roadmap. Care to read more about Roadmaps? See: wikipedia.org/technology_roadmap
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