A clear roadmap showing the vision of your product is most likely to be achieved when augmented with strategic technology choices. With our expertise in delivering scalable infrastructure and technology focused products, we will help you design a suitable technology architecture that aligns with your product vision.
Our holistic roadmap techniques will help you navigate turbulent times and ensure your vision and goals are aligned, and objectives are met.
The three major benefits of having a well defined roadmap is to reach a consensus of needs and technology choices required to meet those needs, provide a mechanism for forecasting development and finally, provide a framework for coordination and development management.
Furthermore, it may also serve as an analysis tool for mapping the development of emerging features.
Phase 1 is a high level set of activities to map out the paths to chart.
Satisfy essential conditions.
Define scope and boundaries for the roadmap.
|Satisfy essential conditions.||Identify essential conditions.||When all the participants come together, essential conditions can be identified (e.g. what groups should be involved, what are the key customers and what are the key suppliers).|
|Satisfy essential conditions.||Take action to satisfy conditions.||For technology roadmapping to succeed, conditions from the participants must be satisfied.|
|Define the scope and boundaries for the technology roadmap.||Clearly state vision.
|The already existing vision must be clear.
The vision is developed and stated clearly.
|Define the scope and boundaries for the technology roadmap.||Define scope.
|The scope of the project can further define the set of needs, planning horizon and level of detail. The scope can be further divided into the technology scope and the participation scope.
The boundaries should also be included.
Identify the "product" that is the focus of the roadmap.
Identify the critical system requirements and their targets.
Specify the major technology areas.
Specify the technology drivers and their targets.
Identify technology alternatives and their timelines.
Recommend the technology alternatives that should be pursued, and.
Create the technology roadmap report.
|Identify the "product" the roadmap focuses on.||Identify needs.
Use Scenario-based planning.
|This critical step is to get the participants to identify and agree on the common product needs. This is important to
get their acceptance.
For technology roadmapping to succeed, conditions from the participants must be satisfied. If there is major uncertainty about the common product needs, then scenario-based planning can be used. Each scenario must be reasonable, internally consistent and comparable with the other scenarios.
|Identify the critical system requirements and their targets.||Define critical system requirements.
|The critical system requirements provide the overall framework for the roadmap and are high-level dimensions the technologies relate to. These include things like reliability and costs.
For each of the system requirements targets must be defined.
|Specify the major technology areas.||Transform requirements into technology oriented drivers.||The major technology areas should be specified to help achieve the critical system requirements for the product. The critical system requirements are then transformed into technology drivers for the specific technology areas.|
|Specify the technology drivers and their targets.||Select technology alternatives.
with their targets.
|Technology drivers and their targets are set based on the critical system requirement targets. It specifies how viable technology alternatives must be to perform by a certain.
date. From the available technology alternatives a selection must be made.
|Identify technology alternatives and their timelines.||Identify alternatives and their timelines||The technology alternatives that can satisfy the targets must be identified. Next to this the timeline from each alternative must be identified.|
|Recommend the technology alternatives that should be pursued.||Select subset of technology alternatives must pursued||Determine which technology alternative to pursue and when to shift to a different technology. Consolidate the best information and develop consensus from many experts.|
|Create the technology roadmap report.||Create the report.||Here the actual technology roadmap report is created. This report includes: identification and description of the technology, critical factors, unaddressed areas, and implementation recommendations and technical recommendations.|
This is the moment when the roadmap must be critiqued, validated and hopefully accepted by the group involved in any implementation. Next, there must be a periodical review and update point, because needs from the participants and the technologies evolve.
We provide strategic technology development services to founders who cannot afford to hire a CTO or assemble a technical team.