The audience for an enterprise IT roadmap will often be internal stakeholders looking to the IT team for info about internal-facing systems, security, and other solutions.
- Great for IT teams that need to keep internal stakeholders in sync
- The legend is used to show completion status of strategic initiatives
- The 1-year timeframe allows the IT team to think strategically
In the example enterprise IT roadmap above, the roadmap outlines capabilities based on their strategic importance (i.e. must-have, nice-to-have). This example roadmap also designates swimlanes for security and compliance initiatives, High Availability & Disaster Recovery (HA & DR), as well as operational support tasks. The status of each initiative is communicated with color-coding, with completed initiatives in brown, on track initiatives in green, at-risk initiatives in yellow, and off-track initiatives in red. The timeframe for strategic enterprise IT roadmaps is longer, often 12-18 months