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What is a Roadmap in Project Management?

What is a roadmap in project management? The project roadmap is a graphical, high level overview of the project’s goals and deliverables presented on a timeline. Unlike the project plan where details are fleshed out, the roadmap should be simple and free of minutiae.

This makes the project roadmap a useful tool for managing stakeholder expectations, as well as for communicating plans and coordinating resources with other teams.

The project roadmap should contain the following:

  • Project goals and objectives
  • A timeline indicating the schedule
  • Important milestones and deliverables
  • Possible risks
  • Dependencies

Further Reading:

  • 10 Essential Elements for the Perfect Project Plan (Infographic)
  • Project Management Basics: 6 Steps to a Foolproof Project Plan
  • Project Management Basics: Beginner’s Guide to Gantt Charts
  • Timeline Snapshot: Share Project Plans and Status with Anyone