Process Roadmap refers to a formal document, often designed in a graph view, to describe a detailed plan of actions to match short-term and long-term goals of a given process with specific solutions that help meet those goals. It specifies a range of activities required for producing and implementing solutions in the way that fits into initial needs and requirements of the process.
There are three major goals to design a roadmap for a certain process:
- There’s a need to reach a consensus about a set of solutions required for accomplishing the process’s goals.
- Get a feasible mechanism that helps forecast development of the solutions.
- Build a framework that helps plan and coordinate the development procedure.
A roadmap of a process describes how to start and do an amount of work required for satisfying the process’s goals. It specifies the following information about the process:
- Parties involved
- Reasons for undertaking the process
- Benefits and how to get them
- Rules, standards and guidelines for process implementation
- Possible ways or solutions for reaching the process’s goals
- Success evaluation criteria
- Ways for capturing lessons learned.