A hot topic in the big city was Roadmaps. Well - getting rid of them!
We spoke to a lot of projects and communities that weren’t satisfied with the roadmap meta, and we have to agree… in their current form.
While it’s great to keep teams accountable, it also has a few limitations:
- They’re naturally pretty short term - which can lead to teams prioritising short term goals over long term ones to the detriment of the project.
- Roadmap items are 100% public, so it loses a bit of the surprise and excitement when dropping something new.
- Projects naturally change priorities over time, and traditional roadmaps don’t provide a great way to illustrate changes like that.
- New opportunities come up, and older ideas might become less attractive after some research and work.
- They don’t show all the other great work that goes on beyond the roadmap.
Galverse made a tonne of progress on the business side, some secret projects, tech uplift in the background and a lot of other things. But our initial quarterly roadmap doesn’t really capture most of that!
We’ve come up with something new, which combines the old roadmap with a broader view of the project.
We call it ‘The Road to WAGMAA’, and it covers our active projects, secret projects, regular comms, WAGMAA progress, and anything else we want to add to it in the future.
This will chop, change, and get updated each month and provide a great overview of what the project is looking at.
We consider it our ‘path’ to the future - a living document which guides us in our day-to-day work, as well as longer term strategy.