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Friday, October 4 • 9:50am - 10:50am
Introducing the Roadmap Wall: Building Alignment and Buy-In at All Levels of Your Organization

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Implementing a product roadmap in an Agile way can be tough. Roadmaps are often written as a document that isn't easily accessible. This leads to a variety of issues. A good Agile roadmap should allow for Agile practices such as daily standups and planning. They should create high visibility and transparency, operate with low overhead, and provide the right information to the right people at the right time.

In this talk, Chris will share how he's implemented a Roadmap Wall. He'll show how to incorporate the roadmap components into a highly visible and actionable format. The roadmap wall has multiple benefits and will:

  • Give leadership and executives visibility into how their business objectives influence features, story backlogs, and priorities
  • Leverage delivery teams to understand technical feasibility trade-offs
  • Show the options available to satisfy competing customer needs
  • Demonstrate a clear picture of how business objectives link to customer needs
  • Provide near real-time information for decision making

To realize these benefits, we'll leverage a variety of familiar tools. Chris will show you how to use a Kanban system to manage business objectives and OKRs. You'll learn how using an opportunity solution tree clarifies the customer's need when road-mapping. He'll show you a new way to use story maps when detailing features, improving communication, and planning.

In the end, you'll walk away with a new method for visualizing your product roadmap, giving your team better decision-making information.

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Chris Shinkle

Director of Innovation, SEP
Chris is a practitioner and maker. He is a thought leader and continually initiates new ideas and continuous improvement at SEP. His experience comes from building products with many large clients in a variety of industries: aerospace, medical, healthcare, finance, etc. He introduced... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
Room D