We all need to have a level of certainty in our lives, especially in business, and stakeholders want to know what they are going to get for their money. A roadmap builds upon the vision and tells the story over time of what we expect will happen to make the vision real and when we are likely to see the results of the outcomes we are hoping for.
We know things will change, in fact we plan on it by taking and responding to feedback, and the roadmap also reflects this in its detail and focus.
A roadmap is a strategic document that bridges the vision, through outcomes, to the breakdown of work that the teams will use to plan the order on which they do things.
Together, the vision, roadmap, and OKRs define the strategic direction for the organisation, product, or service.