Gartner Research

Best Practices for Delivering Targeted and High-Impact Roadmaps

Published: 13 January 2016

ID: G00299184

Analyst(s): Betsy Burton

Summary

To increase the use and impact value of roadmaps, leading enterprise architecture practitioners must ensure that roadmap deliverables have a clearly defined primary audience, are focused on real questions, reflect the business context and deliver measurable outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • Don't Just Go: "Do Something"; Clarify Who, What and Why

Analysis

  • Clearly Identify the Primary Stakeholders Who Will Use the Roadmap Deliverable
    • Actionable Recommendations
  • Define the Questions (Opportunities or Challenges) That the Roadmap Is Intended to Address
    • Actionable Recommendations
  • Define the Roadmap Within the Context of the Business, and Broader Business and Technology Disruptions
    • Actionable Recommendations
  • Define Specific Measurable Business Outcomes for Change Initiatives That Are Illustrated by a Roadmap
    • Actionable Recommendations

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