Lauren Kaeppner is a product team leader at Staples. She realized, a couple of years ago, that she needed a better roadmapping tool than Excel. Lauren wanted to paint a clearer picture of what her team was up to—specifically how each product manager’s tasks were helping to push their product forward.
Lauren typed “roadmap applications” into Google and found Roadmunk. She signed up for a free trial started roadmapping right away. Lauren liked to the tool so much that she quickly enlisted ten of her product managers to use Roadmunk, too.
“Adopting Roadmunk into our Product Management organization has transformed how we manage our products.” Lauren said. “Roadmunk helps each of my product managers remain focused on the right mix of transformative efforts and backlog items for each of their products.”
Roadmaps were shared with different teams and stakeholders across the organization. The visibility and clarity into how products would evolve—and the ease in which roadmaps could be shared—was a welcome change.
“We’re positioned to be transparent at a moment’s notice. We can walk stakeholders through our product strategy live, right in the app,” Lauren said.
The roadmaps created by Lauren and her product managers were presented to the the executive team. They were so impressed by Roadmunk’s visualization and sharing capabilities that they encouraged other departments to adopt the tool, too. And they did. Roadmunk is used by a variety of teams across Staples to share plans and align on what’s coming up next.