The Future of software-supported Roadmapping
Technology roadmaps enable decision-makers to forecast and plan the development trajectories of (future) technologies. As a visual communication medium, a roadmap shows the development of an entity over time and links the resources required to create that entity and the intended markets.
This information is vital to the decision about which technologies to use in the future. Despite the obvious advantages of roadmapping, it is used only selectively in practice. The considerable cost and effort involved in creating and updating roadmaps can be off-putting for many companies..