A Does your organization have an actionable operational roadmap?
Whether your answer is ‘yes’ or ‘no’, this post is for you. We’ve worked with a lot of SaaS companies, and neither scenario is uncommon. Those in favor of roadmaps are generally good at turning their vision for their company into a big picture outline and knowing what steps need to be taken to bring that vision to life.
What is an operational roadmap?
This is a critical distinction. Your roadmap is meant to be a statement of intent, not a vehicle for task management or a dumping ground for backlog ideas. Knowing this will ensure that what you end up with is something actionable to align your teams.
They acknowledge the likelihood of change
They break down silos
Having a shared view of your operational goals is a good way to align your teams and give each one insight into what the others are working on. Having this kind of insight allows everyone to do their own jobs better and creates transparency that fosters empathy between teams and individuals.
How we roadmap
We create strategic operational roadmaps for each of our clients. To do this, we need to have a deep understanding of their business. That means knowing as much as we possibly can about their current processes, tech stack, and effectiveness of the business as a whole.
We use Roadmunk to help construct and visualize the roadmaps we create, both internally and with our clients. Depending on the business and the length of their workstreams or sprints, the roadmap will be revisited as frequently as every couple weeks to ensure that priorities haven’t changed.