A well-designed roadmapping workshop template can have a significant impact on process efficiency and effectiveness. A recent working paper on 'self-facilitating' templates describes an 'experiment' to test the performance of roadmapping templates for early-stage technological innovation in collaboration with a company in Stockholm.
Three roadmapping workshop templates from the working paper are released here - Fig. 2, 3 and 8. A form for assessing template utility is also provided - feedback on template use is welcome - please email Rob Phaal.
Templates may be used freely without alteration for non-commercial purposes (i.e. not for paid consulting). Internal application by firms within their own organisation is not considered to be commercial in nature (i.e. not associated with paid consulting); if in doubt, or to discuss commercial applications, licensing or template design, please email Rob Phaal.
Download 'classic reloaded' template pdf (Fig. 6 of working paper)
Download 'new' template pdf (Fig. 3 of working paper)
Download template feedback form pdf for assessing utility (Fig. 5 and Table 1 of working paper)
Research on toolkits and templates continues... the flexible nature of roadmaps facilitates integration with other tools and frameworks, such as business models, risk management, finance and evaluation, workforce planning, intellectual property, value & supply chains and sustainability. Many frameworks in these domains are rather static, and combining them with roadmapping ensures the time dimension is explicit, supporting strategy - e.g. business model transformation. Various experimental templates are being piloted and are available to download, with more to follow.