ProductCamp Boston 2012 was really fantastic. The all-volunteer "unconference" format makes for some very real, gritty sessions by product people who are passionate about what they do. Not every session was as polished as it could have been, but one of the great things was that people in the "audience" jumped in with great insights.
This year's event is May 4th at the Microsoft NERD campus in Cambridge. A lot of great sessions have been proposed this year, including mine on How to Build Roadmaps that Stick. (Please ignore the horrific typo in the title. UserVoice isn't configured to allow edits.)
In my session, I plan to build on last year's wildly successful session on prioritization. (Product people were actually out the door trying to find room to attend.) I talked about the objective scoring methodology I've worked out for prioritizing items for your roadmap. The slides are still available on SlideShare.
This year I will focus on how to translate your priorities into a transparent roadmap that will inspire your team to over-deliver and be compelling enough to keep the CEO off your back. I'll cover:
- Strategic goals
- Objective prioritization
- Shuttle diplomacy
- Transparent themes
- Punctuated equilibrium
I hope to see you there on May 4th, and if you have a moment, drop by the forum and vote for my session. That will help to ensure we get a large enough room this year!