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Chapter 13. Vision, Features, and Roadmap

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

—Alan Kay, American computer scientist

In this chapter, we’ll introduce three different but closely related topics—the Vision, features, and the Roadmap. First, we’ll describe how the Vision is used to continuously communicate the strategic intent of the program, and we’ll describe a number of approaches for communicating and documenting this critical information. Then, as the primary content of the Vision is a set of features, we’ll describe how to formulate, estimate, and prioritize features to deliver th...



As a team manager, you will be involved in defining and communicating the product vision, features, and roadmap. This reading provides you with an understanding of the purpose of each and how you can communicate and utilize them throughout the project to stay on track.