Sample Roadmap: Introduction • This is a “sales” roadmap, which is designed to show customers that your company has a plan, and that the plan makes sense • We’re assuming two product lines: • Desktop teleportation software suitable for tele-transporting 1 or 2 people • Mainframe teleportation software for entire corporate departments, e.g. for the annual Sales meeting • Normally, there are lots of development projects which do NOT fit nicely into a customer story. Grouping your projects into customer-friendly stories is half the work • For each product and release, look for a “release theme” or other story that knits the R&D items together • Show the requirements which match up against the features and improvements that you have scheduled • Last slide has an internal engineering roadmap for contrast
Two Products, Two Target Markets Desktop Tele-Transporter® • Low cost, low power, low bandwidth • Ease of use • FCC Class 1A license readily available • Rated for up to 2 persons/hour Enterprise Tele-Transporter® • Rated for up to 105 persons/hour • More efficient for frequent use • Operator needs FCC Class 4B license (2 year cert) • 5 Mw electricity, 45 Gbps network, 7 TB storage
Requirements by Product Line DesktopEnterprise • Error Recovery Ö Ö • High availability Ö • Voice activated Ö Ö • Kerberos (encrypt stream) Ö • Multithreading (group transport) Ö • Role-based permissions Ö • Prepaid, third party billing Ö • Volume reduction (liposuction) Ö • Caller ID Ö • Transport Insurance Ö Ö Corporate and personal requirements leading to divergent product sets.
Product Line Evolution Q3-03 Q4-03 Q1-04 Q2-04 Q3-04 Planning • Desk v3.1: • Error recovery • Voice activation • Simpler UI • Desk v3.3: • Caller ID • Secure Channels Desktop • Ent v3.2: • Error recovery • Multithreading • High Avail • Ent v3.4: • Role-based • Prepaid, Insurance • Kerberos Enterprise Software-only solution Remote-ESP Theme: improved performance and UI Theme: improved security and billing
Long-Term Evolution HandheldTele-Transporter (’05-’06) DesktopTele-Transporter® v3.0 (3/2003) Desktop v3.1: • error recovery • voice-activation • UI/ease-of-use Tele-Transporter® v1.0 – 2.0 ESP-based hosted service model (’07-’08) EnterpriseTele-Transporter® v3.0 (6/2003) Enterprise v3.2 • error recovery • multithreading • high availability Upcoming release
Internal Development Schedule • Internal project map is not for customers • Usually has many steps, milestones • Schedule assumptions are often aggressive • Don’t confuse internal project roadmaps with “customer-friendly” external roadmaps