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10 Product Roadmap Trends Through 2012

As I continue to finalize my presentation for Product Camp Atlanta, I decided I would take a look at the most common items on publicly available roadmaps.  Formats, level of detail and timelines vary, but some interesting trends emerged as I start to look at 5 or 6 roadmaps.  Once I started seeing some trends, I continued to build out the survey of product roadmaps to 50 roadmaps across 30 vendors.

Interesting factoid almost 54% of the vendors in the sample used the words enhanced or improved. I guess sucks less wouldn’t look good on a presentation. Innovation/Innovative surprising only was in 48% of the presentations. 

Here are the results of my analysis of the roadmap presentations available online.


 (ok – maybe not mega trends, but it was a fun title)

The Successful Product Manager

So I was browsing slideshare this morning and Chris Cummings presentation from a couple of years ago is on the first page as a featured presentation. I thought it was great when I first saw it, but since it is taking on a second life and to make sure more folks get to see it I decided to post.  Nice Job Chris!  If you don’t read his blog you should –


Slide Week: A Brief History of Open Source

Open source has apparently been around for 35 yrs according to this presentation.  There is no doubt how open source availability has changed the economics of enterprise software and helped fuel the growth of the cloud and this history of open source is very helpful to better understand how we got to where we are today in software. Many thanks to Francois Marier for putting this presentation which puts open source in a historical context.