A technology roadmap is a high-level plan, often shown in a visual format, that summarizes an organization’s technology strategy. Sometimes also called an IT roadmap, it is used to help teams make decisions about their technical infrastructure needs and how they are best fulfilled.

These roadmaps, however, are not just for management. Teams can benefit from having a clear statement of their strategic IT direction so that they can plan appropriately for how their IT needs will fit into an overall strategy. The key benefits of a roadmap are:
• Provides a useful strategic framework in which an organization can effectively plan and organize IT direction.
• Enables easy communication of the overall IT plan to various teams and departments within the organization.
• Allows stakeholders to collaborate within the framework for their IT needs and ensures everyone follows the strategic IT plan.