Gartner Research

Best Practices for Delivering Targeted and High-Impact Roadmaps

Published: 21 November 2018

ID: G00374046

Analyst(s): Philip Allega , James McGovern


To demonstrate the benefits and increase the use of roadmaps, enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must ensure they have a clearly defined audience, are focused on answering real questions, reflect the business context and deliver measurable outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Clarify Who, What and Why


  • 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
  • Use a Roadmapping Tool to Capture Changing Strategies and Innovation Opportunities
    • Actionable Recommendations

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