Goal: Ensure that your roadmap is a “living document” and update to account for any changes in business goals and objectives as well as on-going progress.
Description: Throughout the evolution of your business and the monitoring that occurs during the roadmap implementation, it is essential that the technology roadmap be re-implemented on a periodic basis. Generally, roadmaps are updated every one to five years. If there is a significant change to your product lines, business goals and objectives, or implementation progress, it may merit an update more quickly. For example, if you start the year with two product lines, and half-way through the year you decide to add an additional product line that cannot be supported by the existing technology infrastructure, you should update your roadmap to properly frame technology activities with your whole roadmap. By reviewing your roadmap as a whole, you will ensure that proper prioritization is occurring and that there is not an accidental reprioritization of a long-term benefit for a short-term want. We assist you in reviewing changes of product lines, business goals and objectives, as well as your implementation progress to flag when a roadmap update should occur.