A strategic product roadmap is a high-level document that explains the vision behind your product and helps guide the direction you take throughout the entire project. It explains what you’re creating, why you’re creating it, and how it will benefit the end-user. It’s different from your development backlog, which is focused on how you create the product. Product roadmaps offer valuable insight and direction that you won’t get from tools like your development backlog. If you want to stay focused on building a user-centric product that solves the right problems, creating a strategic roadmap is key.