A Product Roadmap presents the Why, When, and What of a Product’s future state. Typically the information is organized along a timeline which will inform the reader or audience of when a key feature or functionality is going to be released and ready for use. These feature sets and pieces of functionality reinforce the Product Vision and advance the Strategy of the product.
A Product Manager is typically required to present product roadmaps to varied audiences. After a business buys a product, they want to know where the product is headed and if it will continue to address their present and future needs, known and unknown.
There are typically four groups of people interested in your product roadmap:
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