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The Agile Developer's Handbook

By : Paul Flewelling
Book Image

The Agile Developer's Handbook

By: Paul Flewelling

Overview of this book

This book will help you overcome the common challenges you’ll face when transforming your working practices from waterfall to Agile. Each chapter builds on the last, starting with easy-to-grasp ways to get going with Agile. Next you’ll see how to choose the right Agile framework for your organization. Moving on, you’ll implement systematic product delivery and measure and report progress with visualization. Then you’ll learn how to create high performing teams, develop people in Agile, manage in Agile, and perform distributed Agile and collaborative governance. At the end of the book, you’ll discover how Agile will help your company progressively deliver software to customers, increase customer satisfaction, and improve the level of efficiency in software development teams.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

The importance of Product Roadmaps

In the previous chapter, we looked at ways of creating an alignment of purpose between our teams and the organization. A Product Roadmap is another tool in our Product Manager's toolbox to help paint the bigger picture for our team in terms of the direction our product development will be heading in.

A practical roadmap communicates the product vision and areas that need to be tackled to get there, but it doesn't have to be set in stone.

The Product Roadmap is a living document which is usually set out at the beginning of the product's life and is kept updated as new information becomes available and we learn more about our product. If we take a planning-driven approach to product strategy, we can maximize learning and take advantage of new opportunities.

The roadmap is a result of forming a product strategy around the vision and...