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Classify Roadmap Styles to Guide Roadmap Development

Published: 01 June 2018

ID: G00337825

Analyst(s): James McGovern


Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must create roadmaps that inform better decisions across business and IT. These roadmaps must be tailored to the audience and have the right focus, scope, granularity and planning horizon to enable better business outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine Areas of Concentration to Improve Fit-for-Purpose
    • Use Strategic Planning Roadmaps to Explain and Direct Business Strategy
    • Use Strategic Execution Roadmaps to Detail the Execution of Business Strategy
    • Use Operational Planning Roadmaps to Coordinate 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
  • Use Roadmapping Tools to Combine and Drill Across Styles

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