How to build a product roadmap

An attempt to solve this product manager’s puzzle.

Over the past 7 years, through several product management roles & freelance projects, I’ve learnt a lot in terms of building product roadmaps. This is one of the most challenging exercises you can be faced as a product manager. Because you have to make sacrifices. And because you’re faced with a lot of pressure, whether it be internally, from other teams, or externally, from your users.

In this post, I’ll try to give a few tips I’ve gathered from my own experience and from product teams working for inspiring companies like Intercom, Basecamp, Front and Slack.

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