Bring clarity to product development plans
Aha! Roadmaps gives you everything you need to plan and build lovable products. Set a winning strategy, explore product development templates, and track progress against your roadmap — all in a single tool.
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Define the business opportunity
Before developing any new product, you must deeply understand your target market. Who are your key customers? What unmet needs will your product address? Use strategic templates to capture your value proposition, perform competitive analysis, and decide how your product goals align with the business opportunity.
Link strategy to the work
Define your product vision, goals, and initiatives — so it is clear what you want to achieve and how you will get there. Your strategy will guide you as you move through each step of the product development process.
As you start to define and prioritize product features, you can tie each one back to your product strategy in Aha! Roadmaps. Visualizing the connection between individual work items and high-level goals helps you invest in the most impactful efforts.
Create your product roadmap
Your product roadmap lays out what you will deliver and when. Whether you are launching a new product or enhancing an existing one, a visual roadmap brings transparency to your product plans.
Choose from hundreds of unique product roadmap views in Aha! Roadmaps or create your own product development plan template. You can customize any roadmap view for different audiences and change it to reflect shifting business priorities or customer needs.
Successful product planning and delivery requires cross-functional effort — from product management, project management, engineering, product marketing, and more. Build a Gantt chart in Aha! Roadmaps so everyone in the organization can see the planned releases, track dependencies, and monitor progress towards your next product launch.
Keep improving your product
Great ideas drive continuous improvement. Gather feedback from customers with a branded ideas portal to discover exactly what they need. Analyze ideas by customer segment, choose which to prioritize, and promote them to features on your roadmap — so you are always identifying new ways to deliver value.
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Frequently asked questions about product development plans
What is new product development (NPD)?
New product development describes the complete process of transforming an idea into a final offering for customers. It often refers to developing a brand new product but is also relevant when improving an existing one.
Why do you need a product development plan?
A product development plan is essential for successfully building and launching offerings that customers love. It helps you to be confident that your work supports the broader company and product goals — so everyone on the team understands the impact of their work and how it will address customer needs.
How do you write a product development plan?
Product teams are typically responsible for creating a product development plan with input from leadership. The plan is an overview of what the team will work on, why it matters, and when each phase of work will be completed. This is where a product development plan template can be useful — helping you capture the product strategy, the releases and features you will build, and when you will deliver new functionality to customers.
What are the stages in the product development process?
Companies approach the product development process in various ways depending on the industry, size of the team, and the offering itself. But most organizations typically move through seven stages of product development:
1. Strategize: Define goals and initiatives.
2. Ideate: Brainstorm and capture promising ideas.
3. Plan: Refine ideas based on strategic goals, estimated product value, and team capacity.
4. Showcase: Share roadmaps and go-to-market plans with stakeholders.
5. Build: Deliver new functionality via agile development.
6. Launch: Bring those exciting new capabilities to market.
7. Analyze: Assess realized product value by tracking customer usage and love.
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