Gartner Research

Classify Roadmap Styles to Guide Roadmap Development

Published: 17 December 2014

ID: G00272041

Analyst(s): Cathleen Blanton, Mark McGregor

Summary

Enterprise architects must create roadmaps that inform better decisions across business and IT. These roadmaps must be tailored to the audience, and have the right granularity and planning horizon to enable better business outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use Four Roadmap Styles to Improve Fit-for-Purpose
    • Use Strategic Planning Roadmaps to Explain and Direct Business Strategy
    • Use Operational Planning Roadmaps to Coordinate the Execution of Business Strategy
    • Use Strategic Execution Roadmaps to Detail the Execution of Business Strategy
    • Use Operational Execution Roadmaps to Align Current Priorities With Business Strategy
  • Leverage Roadmap Styles to Improve Roadmap Usefulness and Usability
    • Actions

Case Study

  • Using Roadmaps to Increase Strategic Value of EA

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