Planning ahead with the product roadmap
There is a common misconception about Scrum and Agile methods in general: they don't apply or require any planning. Nothing could be further from the truth. Agile and Scrum both rely on good planning – it's a fundamental part of the Agile philosophy. The main differences between traditional planning and Agile planning are as follows:
- Agile planning happens regularly in an iterative and incremental manner.
- Agile planning prefers detailed short-term plans and abstract long-term plans.
We have already learned about the Sprint planning event, which happens at the start of each Sprint. In this section, we will examine how medium- and long-term planning is dealt with in Scrum. To learn about this, we need to understand what drives a Scrum product. So, let's discuss product roadmaps.
Envisioning the product journey with a product roadmap
A product usually begins its lifecycle as an idea or a vision. In...