Product Roadmaps are Dangerous (37 signals)

Another great blog post by 37signals last week.  Discussing the problems that a roadmap can bring.  The biggest challenge that I find is overcoming the needs by other to know what is out ahead.  What is your vision?  Maybe it comes down to discussing vision outside of the roadmap framework.  But get in the habit of describing your vision in such a way to show your process of reacting to the most important needs at the time.  

I think this quote from the post really sums it up:

Instead of the roadmap, just look out a few weeks at a time. Work on the next most important thing. What’s the point of a long list when you can’t work on everything at once anyway? Finish what’s important now and then figure out what’s important next. One step at a time.


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