Articles by Sven Balnojan
- 4 Excellent Examples of Agile “Nearsighted” Roadmaps
Sven explains how planning is essential for product managers, who must consider both short-term milestones and long-term strategy. Good agile roadmaps are nearsighted, containing both short and long-term planning, with milestones becoming foggier and broader as they extend into the future. He provides examples including: • Meltano, a product maintained by GitLab, has a nearsighted roadmap that clearly outlines the next 3-4 months in detail, followed by broader time units with a clear focus for each. • Airbyte, a data integration start-up, also adopts a nearsighted roadmap with time segments such as "within a few days" and "a few weeks/months." GitHub's roadmap covers the next three quarters and includes a "future" bucket, providing an overview of the tool's direction. • Atlassian's roadmap for BitBucket covers roughly 2 years with quarterly and yearly labels, serving as a decent agile roadmap.