*Update 1/9/2017: We’ve recently released a lightweight, fast and easy to use new roadmapping tool that is free for individual use. Learn more and sign up here. If you need to support a complete product lifecycle, you can learn about our portfolio management offering here.*
Product managers and lean product teams, this one is for you! We’ve just announced the availability of free product roadmapping tools. Product managers overseeing a single product can now evaluate requests for their product, plan and prioritize releases, and share powerful visual roadmaps -- all for free.
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Wizeline now offers the first free toolkit designed to help product managers graduate from spreadsheets to a powerful, purpose-built product management tool. Wizeline's free plan gives product managers a single source of product truth with automated ways to manage product input and requests. It also enables PMs to weigh contextual factors -- such as engineering effort and customer demand -- when setting priorities.
Our motivation for creating this offering is rooted in our own past experiences as product professionals. We know there are no good, free tools out there for roadmapping and product prioritization -- and we also know the pains of trying to build and maintain custom workflows in general solutions, like spreadsheets. Simply put, we wanted to provide a solution that enables PMs to build better products faster and with fewer headaches.
With Wizeline's free plan, product managers can collect meaningful input from across their organization, prioritize releases intelligently, create great-looking product roadmaps, and effortlessly communicate key product updates in a fraction of the time it takes today.
Prioritize Features Intelligently
Taking input from across your organization, keeping track of it, normalizing it, and quickly setting priorities is one of the most difficult aspects of product management. With Wizeline, product managers have access to survey tools to make it easy for product managers to solicit feedback from various internal groups or individuals.
You can compare feedback and prioritized rankings by team or individual respondent and gain insight into their relative priorities. Review this data, along with helpful context like estimated feature cost, when setting your priorities for an upcoming release.
Keep a Handle on Your Backlog
Experienced Wizeline users will notice a new look when visiting the feature backlog. That’s because we’ve added spreadsheet-like functionality to the list of features.
Overlay data covering related JIRA issues, survey responses, and cost estimation to give the features in your backlog helpful context as you define upcoming releases. Too much information? No problem. The filters let you narrow down your backlog to specific releases, or limit the visible data to keep it simple.
Share Your Product Roadmap & Releases
Once priorities are set and your next release is ready to go, it’s time to make sure everyone is on the same page. With Wizeline's free plan, you can invite team members to your product in Wizeline to collaborate or review a release plan. You can also export your product roadmap in friendly formats for executives or other stakeholders to review.
All Wizeline users can also take advantage of our knowledge base to get up and running fast. Product managers of multiple products -- or PMs who want to take data from places like Salesforce or JIRA into account when planning a release -- can upgrade their plan to take full advantage of the Wizeline platform.
*Update 1/9/2017: We've recently released a lightweight, fast and easy to use new roadmapping tool that is free for individual use. Learn more and sign up here. If you need to support a complete product lifecycle, you can learn about our portfolio management offering here.*
We’re looking forward to welcoming new users to Wizeline! Go ahead and create your own free account now to get started. As always, we’re excited to hear your feedback. Let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter, @thewizeline.