Product Roadmap Template for Excel and Powerpoint, for Google Sheets and Google Docs
How-To

This free template can be used to display a product roadmap. Just copy the template, adjust content & styling and publish.

A product roadmap displays direction and progress of product enhancements over time. A roadmap serves two goals:
  • It’s a set of milestones for the product organization for reaching strategic goals. Development, marketing and management align on the roadmap.
  • It guides customers to in their engagement. Users and buyers can plan consuming 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. 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 given templates, also when 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 business 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 and detailed release planning the version specific layout can be beneficial, using three or four columns.



Link to online feedback web pages
In case you're using Productific you directly link the product feedback page and individual feature listings, to increase engagement. You can also work without links.

Tools
Roadmap templates are provided for the following tools:

  • Product roadmap template for Excel
  • Product roadmap template for Powerpoint
  • Product roadmap template for Google Sheets
  • Product roadmap template for Google Presentations

Recommendation
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 change plans, anyway. Instead, we recommend agile roadmaps where the features currently under development are shown for next release and additional feedback for future scope is collected.
  • Add as little detail as possible but focus on the big picture. Describe details for specific items in separate documents, only for the reader that is specifically interested in this. 
  • Review and align frequently, with internal stakeholders and customers.
  • Show user benefit and relate to strategic goals.

Template for Google Presentations: 
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bPI0xHswHaVCqtYnK2lBrgH42OjTk73tVFItk6iV8Y8

Download for Microsoft Powerpoint: 
Product_Roadmap_Template.pptx


Roadmaps can also be displayed in spreadsheet/table formatting or with gantt charts. Due to the complexity we recommend avoiding this, though sometimes enterprise customers may ask for such representation. A spreadsheet is helpful for internal planning because development periods can be visualized appropriately. 



Template for Google Sheets:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/103lRVImvVY1b7sywmA_4I2NOWT8HC5B7Baq3QXBKd80

Download for Microsoft Excel: 
Product_Roadmap_Template.xlsx



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