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