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Month: December 2010

Roadmap has no pause function

Being connected to start-up environment for the past few years, there were some lessons taken that i would like to share with you, and one of the most important must be “Your roadmap shouldn’t have a pause function”. I already written about the no follow of a roadmap issue, on my “5 signs that may lead your startup to failure” post , now i will take a little deeper on it.

Your roadmap shouldn’t have a pause function

A huge percentage of start-ups that i know have a well defined road-map with objective goals attached to it, goals that, when achieved, will make the start-up a success. Surprisingly there is the agile excuse to abandon the roadmap in pursue of instant trends. This behavior will be extremely dangerous, because this decision will be made using strong emotional feelings, ignoring the long weeks, even months, spent planning the company road-map.