As your product team scales, what is your biggest growing pain?
Unsurprisingly, maintaining consistency across roadmaps and processes is more of a challenge for large product teams with over 50 people. Over 50 percent of these teams cite this as the most significant growing pain. In contrast, smaller teams tend to be more concerned with building a coherent team structure and hiring, also in line with expectations.
On average, which source provides the most actionable ideas for your product?
We found that product teams with a higher degree of autonomy were more likely to feel aligned with their stakeholders and see higher engagement levels while also less likely to shift priorities destructively.
What is the primary cause for product development investments not meeting the expectations of senior management?
According to our survey, the most popular reason is the lack of a clear company strategy, followed by poorly prioritized ideas, products, or features.
What is the primary objective of your roadmaps?
When asked what the primary objective of their roadmap is, product managers evenly distribute their answers across a range of popular options. “Plan and prioritize” is the most popular answer this year, but by a very slim margin. The fact that the answers to this question are so evenly distributed likely tells us that product roadmaps are frequently used for all these purposes and probably more.