Making Roadmaps More Agile

“Pragmatic Manager” and author Johanna Rothman sits down to discuss her packed Agile2018 session “Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Incorporating Change at Every Level of Product Planning.” Businesses tend to want to follow a plan even when new information is available. Rothman advises using Minimum Viable Experiments to validate a business hypothesis and letting the results influence plans. To do so, she advocates for delivering on tiny stories (daily, if possible) and using rolling wave planning. She adds, “Resource efficiency is the greatest threat to knowledge work… I really like flow efficiency, where the entire team works together to produce the product.”

Accenture | SolutionsIQ’s Howard Sublett hosts at Agile2018 in San Diego.