This free template can be used to display a product roadmap. Just copy the template, adjust content and styling, then publish.
What is a product roadmap?
A product roadmap displays direction and progress of product enhancements over time. A roadmap serves two goals:
It’s a set of milestones for reaching strategic goals in the product. Development, marketing and product management align on the product roadmap.
It provides guidance to customers. Users and buyers can plan with future product functionality, engage with the product owners and provide feedback.
Productific is a SaaS to prioritize items on a product roadmap and to collect user feedback. Besides running the roadmap and voting online, sometimes it may be necessary to use a stored document - a presentation or a spreadsheet. For this purpose Productific also provides document templates. You are free to use and change the templates provided here, also when usage is not related to Productific. Just remember to remove any yellow text which is included to explain the template.
The following templates are provided:
2-column layout, 3 column layout
For most products the 2-column layout will work best. When there is increased certainty in planning, e.g. for B2B products, the 3-column layout can provide additional details
A version-specific roadmap with 4 columns
In enterprise environments with a high degree of customer engagement, committments and detailed release planning this version specific layout can be beneficial. It comes with three or four columns.
In case you're using Productific you can link the online feedback page and individual feature listings, to increase feedback engagement. You can also work without links.
Roadmap templates are provided for the following tools:
Our recommendation for creating a good product roadmap:
- Avoid using version specific roadmaps as far as possible. As a product owner navigating in markets you’re going to adjust plans, often. Instead, we recommend agile roadmaps where the features currently under development are shown to be coming soon and additional feedback for future scope is collected.
- Add version-specific committments of features to your roadmap only for big-ticket items or important customers.
- In the main roadmap add as little detail as possible. Focus on the big picture. Describe details for specific features in separate documents, for the reader interested in this item.
- Review and align frequently, with internal stakeholders and customers.
- Show user benefit and relate to strategic goals.
.... and, of course, our top recommendation is to use Productific for showing users what's up next on the product roadmap and collect feedback at the same time. For offline use in a document, templates are available in the next chapter.
Download the templates
When used offline, roadmaps are usually shown as a presentation in meetings or as supportive info together with other documents. The following presentation templates are available.
Template for Google Presentations:
Download for Microsoft Powerpoint: