Getting a clear, consequential and challenging long-term platform roadmap is crucial for success. It creates alignment, drives engagement and provides much-needed clarity to everyone involved: The platform engineers, product management, and the developers using your platform. But, how do you align competing user asks with your own team’s needs? How do you create a high-quality roadmap if you don’t have a skilled product manager to drive its creation?
In this talk, we’ll share with you the journey that Forter’s Platform Engineering group went through to bring together a multi-year, engineering-wide, aligned platform roadmap. We’ll explain what worked and what didn’t, specific facilitation techniques that helped us converge on a unified view, and how this direction helps us set a vision for our group. You’ll walk away with:
- A beginning-to-end process for generating your own platform roadmap
- Ready-to-use facilitation guides for each step of the process
- Insights that will guide you in adapting this process to your needs