Elements of a Roadmap24 Mar 2007
I found a good list of elements for a roadmap by NickMalik
Purpose of this Document - why write the doc
Stakeholder Chart - whose needs are being met with the solution
Signoff Chart - timestamp and id of person who signs off.
High Level Platform Capabilities - the solution capabilities demanded by the business
Business Drivers for the Capabilities - the list of business programs or business teams that will use the system
Capability Demand - which business are asking for which capabilities. An interesting grid.
Technical Interdependencies - what other systems rely on this solution. What other systems does this solution rely on?
Enterprise Architecture Concerns - what agreements have been made with EA to get alignment of the solution to EA standards.
Architectural Context - one or more diagrams showing how the solution platform will evolve over time.
Methodology - how this document and concensus was created. What meetings were held. Who was in the room. (it matters)
Roadmap schedule - what timelines everything thinks are reasonable for delivering the needs to different business customers
System Quality Attributes - what quality attributes will be stressed in each of the iterations.
Alternatives considered - what alternatives to this roadmap were considered and why this one was chosen.
Roadmap Risks - what could go wrong and who is assigned to watch for it
Platform Historical Narrative - previous decisions and narrative so that we can always answer the question: how did we ever get in a bind like this?