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Idea Manager for Strategic Roadmaps

Sometimes every task can feel like a priority – how do you know what to work on next? Idea Manager’s built-in best practices are here to help.

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No more guesswork on what to do next

Implement a repeatable, systematic prioritization method that continually surfaces what ideas your team should focus on next.

Surface high-impact product ideas

Use built-in frameworks to prioritize what to build next.

Create a customer-driven backlog 

Create and manage a backlog of product ideas rooted in real user needs by linking collected feedback to ideas.

Increase engagement and build a collaborative culture

Make sure every idea and individual feels heard on your roadmap.

Continually surface what your team should focus on next

Always know what you should work on next with custom-built prioritization frameworks.

Product prioritization templates and frameworks

Start with a built-in prioritization framework

Choose from two ready-to-use templates, designed with product management best practices in-mind: Value vs. Effort and R.I.C.E. (reach, impact, confidence, and effort).

Value vs. Effort

Analyze your roadmap through the lense of the amount of value each task brings to the company against how much effort it will take to achieve.

RICE scoring model

Analyze your roadmap for what issues will be most important for reach, impact for your users or customers, your confidence in success rate, and the effort it takes to make it all work.

Idea management

Add customer-validated ideas

There is no shortage of great ideas in a product team. However, it’s not always easy to directly connect a great idea to customer feedback. With Idea Manager for Strategic Roadmaps, you can directly link collected feedback to ideas to make credible, customer-driven product decisions.

Feedback portal

Collect valuable insights from your users, internal teams, or external stakeholders, all by sharing the URL to your unique feedback submission form.

Link feedback to ideas

Each piece of feedback gets directed to a product or feature – so you’ll only need to review the feedback that's relevant to the product area you’re working on.

Prioritize ideas and features

Rank ideas by prioritization score

The values you assign to an idea will impact its prioritization score. For example, an idea that has been marked as high effort will have a lower prioritization score because of its impact on team resources. Once all ideas have been rated and scored, Strategic Roadmaps will systematically rank ideas from highest to lowest score – surfacing which ideas your team should focus on next.

Assign values to your ideas

Built-in prioritization factors provide a simple mechanism for product teams to visualize and measure an idea’s potential impact.

Custom prioritization models

Use custom factors to build a weighted prioritization model that’s right for your product team.

Roadmapping for product teams

Promote ideas to your roadmap

Promote your high-impact product ideas to a roadmap and commit to making them happen. With Idea Manager for Strategic Roadmaps’ simple and powerful roadmapping features, you can choose between different visualizations (timeline or swimlane) and create multiple roadmap views from one data set.

Never leave an idea behind

Store your team’s ideas separately and then promote high-impact ideas to your roadmap when they are ready.

A more collaborative environment

Foster communication and agility by having all ideas represented and able to quickly pivot to new plans when projects (inevitably) change on the fly.

Transform your innovation process

Never leave a good idea behind again

Featured customer stories

Staples solves product management visibility challenge with Strategic Roadmaps

Staples is a renowned office retail giant, providing a comprehensive range of products and services tailored to the needs of businesses, students, and professionals alike. With a rich history spanning several decades, Staples has established itself as a go-to destination for office supplies, technology, furniture, and print services.


Office retailer Staples needed to paint a clearer picture of how the work they were doing contributed to the company strategy.

Their product team leader realized they needed a better roadmapping tool than the standard office tools they had. They wanted to visualize what the team was up to for executives and other stakeholders, specifically how each product manager’s tasks were helping to push their product forward.


After searching for roadmap applications and signing up for a free trial, Staples' product team leader Laura Kaeppner started roadmapping right away. Kaeppner liked to the tool so much that she quickly enlisted ten of her product managers to use Strategic Roadmaps too.

What they got was more than just roadmaps – it was visibility and clarity into how Staples' products would evolve and the ease with which all that data was shared.

The executive team at Staples were so pleased with the visualization and sharing capability of Strategic Roadmaps, that they took the tool and implemented it across the entire company to help all teams share their plans and align on what is coming next.

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Adopting Strategic Roadmaps into our product management organization has transformed how we manage our products. Strategic Roadmaps helps each of my product managers remain focused on the right mix of transformative efforts and backlog items for each of their products.

Lauren Kaeppner

Product Team Leader

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Connect with the systems you use every day

Strategic Roadmaps integrates with tools your organization already uses, right out of the box. We integrate with Jira, Azure DevOps, Asana, Monday.com, Pivotal Tracker, Shortcut, Trello, GitHub, GitLab and offer Single Sign On (SSO). Need a custom integration? Use our Strategic Roadmaps API.

Streamline your workflow, in-and-out of Jira

Tempo's products help teams increase productivity and communicate across their organization.


Tempo’s intuitive automation and Jira-native design make it the most trusted time tracking tool for enterprise organization.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What does my free trial include?

The free trial lasts for 14 days. You will have access to the feedback, idea management and roadmapping features included in the business package, minus API tokens. It does include access to Roadmaps’ native Jira integration.

How can I be sure my data is secure?

We have extensive experience serving enterprise clients with complex security requirements. Roadmaps is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and 27701:2019 certified, the world's leading standard for information security management systems. Our security page outlines our full data protection policy. For companies requiring enhanced security, we also offer data storage in a private cloud and SAML Single Sign-On. Message our support team or email support-rm@tempo.io to learn more.

Where do I submit a feature request?

We love feedback, and there's a good chance your feature idea is already on our roadmap. Message support or email support-rm@tempo.io to share your two cents.

Can you explain your different permission levels?

Absolutely! At the account level, we have three permission settings: 1. Account admins have access to user creation and billing options. 2. Collaborators can create and edit prioritization views and roadmaps, but they can’t invite new users to a group account. 3. Reviewers can submit feedback and view / comment on both prioritization views and roadmaps. Plus, stakeholders without a Roadmaps license have unlimited access to viewing exported roadmaps.

Who is Strategic Roadmaps best suited for?

Organizations that don’t want to waste time ramping up on to a tool with a steep learning curve, but instead wants to be able to easily roadmap, see dependencies across teams and the wider organization to foster alignment and hit product goals. Roadmaps is also the most visually-appealing tool for presenting impressive roadmaps to all stakeholders, that integrates with tools you already use. Start a free trial and see what we mean.

How can I get started?

You can begin by clicking "Start a Free Trial" on the website. For more personalized assistance or if you have specific questions, the "Talk to an Expert" button is available to connect you with our team.

Transform your innovation process

Never leave a good idea behind again