A roadmap serves multiple purposes. It communicates the overall direction. It breaks down an arduous journey into manageable and incremental milestones. It describes various aspects of the journey providing details on the program cost and resource needs. It aligns the various stakeholders together around a common vision. It highlights progress towards the destination.
Developing a roadmap is part science and part art. Some companies operate rapidly and require directional information before making decisions and quickly adjusting on the fly. Other companies are consensus-driven and may require strong supporting information such as a detailed financial business case, prior to embarking on the journey.
Sense Corp will work with you to tailor the Planning and Roadmap effort to fit your organization and meet your needs. Along with the strategy development, we can help you assess your current state and gain strong clarity on your future state. We help you communicate this to your organization and obtain the right buy-in from your stakeholders. We set this up in a practical manner, highlighting interim milestones, providing a detailed project plan for the initial phases, and developing robust cost estimates.
The planning and roadmap team will utilize many of the following Sense Corp tools:
- Opportunity sizing and value
- Current and future state visual representation
- Current state survey results
- Competitor benchmarking
- Model-based value matrix analysis
- Driver-based financial business plan
- Gantt chart-based roadmap
Begin your journey by developing your roadmap and ensuring everyone is aligned. Periodically checking progress against your roadmap will allow you to get to your destination successfully.