Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Product road map

It's a key time in the life of every startup. The team has diligently worked to pull together a fundamental understanding of the strategic plan for the company. Now it's time to operationalize the strategy by beginning to work through the basic elements of the product road map. What are the use cases and the key objectives? What needs to be accomplished and when? Where does each element lie along the critical path? What resources are available at each stage to realize the company's goals? What are the critical risk factors? What is the confidence level associated with completing each of the key components within the necessary time frame?

And all of this needs to be constantly considered with a view to the company's revenue model. My constant question: what's the shortest most efficient path to the company's long term revenue model?

That's a good part of what I did today with the executive team, and I have to say, I am very excited about what we're building here at Vault Alliance.

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