Project Roadmap

Let’s set our goals based on the mission and vision!

We spend most of time at work. And it is not easy at all. It is very difficult to anticipate what will come soon as problems of our team because things around us are changing all the time.

Under this kind of circumstance it became even more important that we needed to set up the right goal, plan and monitor it easily at the right moment. That way, your team can come up with the right vision and missions coming along with it. To achieve effectively that vision and missions, we need a plan and set up the goals for the next 6 months or a year as milestones. This will be an essential tool for your team to head to the project success.

If you put those plans on one paper or spreadsheet, that document can be defined as a project roadmap. With this plan, all the team members check out the progress of your project anytime they want and update it properly. This will always guide your team to explain ‘Why’ we need to do this job and what contribution needs to happen from the all the team members with different roles.

What is Project Roadmap?

Project roadmap is a strategic plan that defines a goal or desired outcome, and includes the major steps or milestones needed to reach the object.
It also serves as a communication tool, a high-level document that helps articulate strategic thinking—the why—behind both the goal and the plan for getting there.

Even if you are in a remote environment, if you want to feel every member of your team is on the same page, the roadmap can be a great tool to share among all the members.

Example Image of Project Milestone Template by Marimba
Example Image of Project Roadmap Template by Marimba

How Marimba Team uses the whiteboard
for project roadmap

Step 1. Write down the product vision and mission on the top of the board.
This will help team members understand the direction of the project.

Step 2. Gather must-do activities to meet the each milestone of the project.
Use freeform pads , sticky notes and sometimes pen drawing,
to share your ideas with your team.

Step 3. Categorize your ideas and prioritize items from those ideas.
This way, your team can focus on more meaningful action items

Step 4. Define more detailed tasks for different roles of the project
and plan what must be done aligning with them.

Step 5. Visualize and organize what we came up from the previous steps.

Step 6. Start your project and share regularly what’s done and
what bottlenecks are there for your team members.
Don’t forget to update the project roadmap regularly.
Example Image of 'How to use Project Roadmap' by Marimba Team