Bomström, H., Kelanti, M., Annanperä, E., Liukkunen, K., Sievi-Korte, O., Systä, K., & Eloranta, V-P. (2023). Roadmapper: a tool for supporting communication in software product roadmapping. In J. Kasurinen, & T. Päivärinta (Eds.), CEUR workshop proceedings: Vol. 3506. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of Computer Science 2023 co-located with The International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2023) (pp. 95-106). RWTH Aachen University.
Roadmapper : a tool for supporting communication in software product roadmapping
|Author:||Bomström, Henri1; Kelanti, Markus1; Annanperä, Elina1;|
1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
3Vincit Oyj, Visiokatu 1, Tampere, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe20231019140614
RWTH Aachen University,
|Publish Date:|| 2023-10-19
Software product roadmaps are practical tools that provide direction for product development. Software product roadmapping combines the reasoning why something is done with what should be done, often in the form of items to be delivered when constructing a software product. Successful roadmapping activities require collaboration from multiple stakeholder groups, such as business, development and management. However, aligning company goals, business strategy and development efforts is far from trivial. To this end, we conducted an action research study investigating how information exchange should be supported in software product roadmapping. As our results, we contribute the open-sourced Roadmapper tool and provide insights on how information exchange should be supported in software product roadmapping. Roadmapper supports information exchange in software product roadmapping by allowing different parties to clarify their views and making them understandable to other stakeholders, facilitating the discussion when they meet. Thus, Roadmapper visualises a common situational picture of software product development and acts as a group memory — helping to remember what the other stakeholders think about the matter.
CEUR workshop proceedings
|Pages:||95 - 106|
Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of Computer Science 2023 (TKTP 2023), Oulu, Finland, June, 2023
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Annual Symposium for Computer Science
|Type of Publication:||
A4 Article in conference proceedings
|Field of Science:||
113 Computer and information sciences
The work was supported by the ITEA3 project VISDOM and the authors thank Business Finland for the funding.
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