Bas GrasmayerMUSIC x TECH x FUTURE

What are the best roadmapping tools for products and services?

Looking for visual tools that also help tell a story and lets others click to expand roadmap items, sort them (eg. by user story, platform), etc. I realize project management tools like JIRA offer such functionality, but I'm looking for something less extensive.
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    ProductPlan

    Easiest way to plan, visualize, & share your product roadmap

    Kesava Mandiga14Curious cat. Writer. Explorer. · Written
    Simple and easy to use. Does exactly what it says - create visual roadmaps for products. Lighter than Aha! and cheaper too. They throw in a free 30-day trial so you can see if it fits your needs.
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    productboard 2.0

    The product management tool for makers who care.

    Winston18Helping PMs prioritize @productboard · Written
    Winston made this product
    productboard is the product management solution of choice at renowned product companies like Zendesk, Invision, and Envoy. Consolidate user inputs, prioritize what to build next, validate feature ideas with users, and rally everyone around your roadmap. It integrates with your existing customer touchpoints like Zendesk, Intercom, and email, as well as dev tools like JIRA, GitHub, Trello, and Pivotal.
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    • Thomas DalyChief Product Officer @spaciousnyc

      I've tried everything on the market and ProductBoard is the ONLY one that has stuck. I live in it every day. I've got Zapier zaps sucking in feedback from all over the place, and now with the Feedback Portal they unveiled, I'm able to provide transparency internally without frying non-dev non-designers minds with making them go into Jira (or even Trello I've found is TMI/confusing for people).

    • Kate PljaskovovaCo-founder & CPO

      We've been using productboard to build our MVP and it helped us to get everybody on the team on board with what we're building and kept us focused. I love that productboard helped us also gather feedback from different sources (Intercom, emails and various conversations) so now we're processing the user feedback and planning our next product improvements - all in one tool. That's just the best!

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    Aha!

    The World's #1 Product Roadmap Software

    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Aha is a great road mapping tool with templates and features like visual mapping if it might help you in storytelling. Plus the interface itself is pretty neat for segregation. I did a free trial.
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    productboard

    Beautiful product management for lean startups

    Paul GordonFounder @ mypresences.com · Written
    Very easy to use tool. Free for 15 days and good pricing. Also has a free tier which is great for startups and bootstrappers to get you going.
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    ProdPad

    Build product roadmaps, manage ideas, and make users happy.

    iamjodcoLead Designer, Product Guy · Written
    After using JIRA, spreadsheets, ppts and some other tools, we landed on ProdPad because it gave us both the idea input and the output of an easy to view product roadmap based on themes and near and long term timelines. You can expand each item and see the underlying supporting ideas for it and any user stories in them. Get granular or get to 30K ft view of your product. It even handles multiple roadmaps very nicely in a portfolio view. Collaboration is as simple as inviting anyone in your org to be a contributor on any idea. Our Dev team uses it to view what our priorities are for yearly planning.
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    Hygger

    The All-in-one Product Management Platform

    Iryna Maniuk6Marketing manager · Written
    If you tried JIRA and want to opt for something feature-rich yet simple to use, I'd recommend Atlaz. I’m fan of its Roadmap board, a great visual scheduler for projects. You get a calendar with start and due dates, and can add tasks or links to tasks from other boards to show dependencies. And it's free for teams up to five people :) Start with a trial to see if it fits you.
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    • Yarikloliful.io | yaraslav.com

      Nice tool. Was amazed how easy it is to migrate from existing Trello/Jira board.

      Imported everything correctly, so the transition can be really smooth and painful.

    • Beth FiedlerHappy Entrepreneur w a PH product 🙌

      This tool will definitely work well for PM and non-PM team members. Easy to follow and very cool!

      Would be great if I could still sign up for a free plan up to 10 members .. please 🙏🙏

  7. I really like Craft, and not just because they have a free solo plan! The standout features to me are: - quick visual journey mapping (in Storyboard mode), which then forms the backbone for writing user stories. - a complete flow from strategic design all the way through to task level breakdown for actual development. - visual roadmaps in which you can mark versions and milestones. I feel they're still early days and need to make a few decisions about simplifying some of the UI as there's a few too many frills when it comes to fields and categories. They also need to improve the use of space on some screens. Buts it's probably the best of the bunch I've seen so far.
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    Roadmap

    Plan projects and manage resources with ease.

    Best design :)
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    • Ed OnI come, I look, I use

      Pro:

      - user friendly.

      Cons:

      - overpriced.

      - no subscription cancellation.

      - contact customer service no feedback(guess is chatbot)

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    Instagantt

    Drag and drop Gantt charts - backed by Asana

    AlexMarTech & Startups are my passions · Written
    If you're using Asana, Instagantt is a no brainer.
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    Zoho Sprints

    Ship your best products with agile planning and tracking

    RamonStartup Enthusiast · Written
    More utilitarian yet simple and modern design. Fully featured agile based product development tool and by the way, it's far cheaper than Jira.
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    monday.com

    Simplify the way your team works

    Disclaimer, I am a Customer Success Manager at dapulse. I do use it for my personal vlogging projects. It runs even better when you collaborate and communicate projects with a team.
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    • Matt Pliszkadiscovering SaaS apps at pickSaaS.com

      Really great and complex project management app for more demanding customers.

    • John CalzarettaChief Rev Guy - Identity Card

      So much more than just a project management tool. Our team uses DaPulse almost exclusively for all facets of communication and collaboration.

  12. StartupDevKitHelping Develop & Grow Thriving Startups · Written
    Make professional timelines quickly, right inside PowerPoint, and for free. Or, get their Plus Edition for $59/year. Definitely a cheap option for making startup product roadmaps.
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  13. TimelinrThe most fun you've ever had planning! · Written
    Built by product design people for product people that love good design. Easy and fun to use, unlike other options. Take it for a spin.
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