Roadmap Matrix

The Roadmap Matrix is a 2x2 matrix used to help plan and strategize business initiatives. It helps to prioritize initiatives by plotting them on a grid of urgency and importance.

At a very high level, the Roadmap Matrix is used in the context of business, planning, strategy.

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What is the Roadmap Matrix?

A visual explanation is shown in the image above. The Roadmap Matrix can be described as a matrix with the following quadrants:

  1. Urgent & Important: Initiatives that should be done immediately, such as fixing a critical bug.
  2. Important, Not Urgent: Initiatives that should be done as soon as possible, such as launching a new product.
  3. Urgent, Not Important: Initiatives that should be delegated or outsourced, such as creating a marketing plan.
  4. Not Urgent, Not Important: Initiatives that should be avoided, such as creating a new website.

What is the purpose of the Roadmap Matrix?

The Roadmap Matrix is a 2x2 matrix used to help plan and strategize business initiatives. It helps to prioritize initiatives by plotting them on a grid of urgency and importance. The four quadrants of the matrix are:

  • Urgent & Important - These initiatives should be done immediately, as they are both urgent and important.
  • Important, Not Urgent - These initiatives should be done as soon as possible, as they are important but not urgent.
  • Urgent, Not Important - These initiatives should be delegated or outsourced, as they are urgent but not important.
  • Not Urgent, Not Important - These initiatives should be avoided, as they are neither urgent nor important.

The Roadmap Matrix is a great tool for businesses to plan and strategize their initiatives. It helps to prioritize initiatives and ensure that the most important and urgent tasks are completed first. It also helps to identify tasks that can be delegated or outsourced, and tasks that should be avoided.


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What templates are related to Roadmap Matrix?

The following templates can also be categorized as business, planning, strategy and are therefore related to Roadmap Matrix: Effort Impact Matrix, Gap Analysis Matrix, Growth Share Matrix, Kraljic Matrix, Outsourcing Matrix, Quadrant Analysis, Risk Analysis Matrix, Risk Value Matrix. You can browse them using the menu above.

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