Product Canvas

Product canvas template

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The product canvas displays keys pieces of information necessary to build a new product, from identifying target audience, market landscape and unique value proposition to outlining cost structures, marketing and sales funnels and key metrics. This exercise helps product owners validate solutions, align with teams and get your idea ready for development.

  • Identify your product outcome metrics.
  • Prepare a collaborative product roadmap with your team.
  • Easily organize product discovery, backlog management, and release planning.

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Used 1025 times     Share  

Product Canvas

Xtensio is your team space for beautiful living documents.
Create, manage and share business collateral, easily.

Join the 66,806 changemakers.

The product canvas displays keys pieces of information necessary to build a new product, from identifying target audience, market landscape and unique value proposition to outlining cost structures, marketing and sales funnels and key metrics. This exercise helps product owners validate solutions, align with teams and get your idea ready for development.

  • Identify your product outcome metrics.
  • Prepare a collaborative product roadmap with your team.
  • Easily organize product discovery, backlog management, and release planning.

How to create a product canvas with Xtensio

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Click and start editing, no account or credit card required.

Follow along with the instructional product canvas template details. Add charts, graphs, images, and videos to customize the product canvas and make it your own. Drag & drop. Resize. It’s the easiest editor ever.

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Customize everything in the product canvas template to match your brand.

Define your style guide. Add your (or your client’s) brand fonts and colors. You can even pull colors directly from a website to easily brand your product canvas and more.

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Work on your product canvas together on the cloud.

Add colleagues (or clients) to collaborate on the product canvas. Changes automatically save and sync across all devices, in real-time.

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Share a link. Present a slideshow. Embed. Download a PDF/PNG.

The product canvas seamlessly adapts to your workflow. No more jumping from tool-to-tool to design different types of deliverables.

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Reuse and repurpose.

Save your own custom product canvas templates. Or copy and merge into other documents.

What is a product canvas?

The product canvas template is a planning tool designed to help build products that have a great user experience by focussing on feature development that answers your target user persona’s needs. The product canvas was introduced by Roman Pichler in 2012 and combines agile methodologies with lean UX principles to help validate product vision and product solutions.

Product canvases bring together key pieces of information necessary to create new products:
  • The needs of your target users and customers with user stories and personas, storyboards and different user scenarios.
  • The product’s functionality and design.
  • And the user interaction with the product.

This tool is intended to collaborative to help your product and engineering teams state your ideas and assumptions, test them, and integrate insights into your product roadmap.

What is a product canvas used for?

The product canvas was designed to be integrated into the Lean Startup methadology, Lean UX, Business Model Generation and Scrum planning. This tool helps product managers, product owners and scrum masters validate solutions by identifying target audience, market landscape and unique value proposition, outlining cost structures, marketing and sales funnels and key metrics to help prepare a roadmap for a new product. The product canvas template can be used in place of a traditional product backlog.

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Can I create a free product canvas?

Yes. You can try out Xtensio’s simple editor and any template, including the product canvas without creating an account. To save your work, collaborate with your team and access other premium features and resources, you can upgrade to premium. Plans start at $8 per month.

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What would I use the product canvas for?

The product canvas helps product managers validate solutions by displaying keys pieces of information necessary to build a new product, from identifying the target audience, market landscape and unique value proposition to outlining cost structures, marketing and sales funnels and key metrics.

How do I define my target audience?

Creating a new product revolves around who you’re building the solution for, your target audience. You’ll need to dive into the market and customer base. To further explore this road, try Xtensio’s user persona creator or user persona comparison tools. These are good preliminary steps to analyze your audience as it grows and evolves.

How do I map out my competitive market landscape?

Anticipating where you’ll fit in the market landscape is crucial for determining what makes your products stand out. You can tap into Xtensio’s competitive analysis template to gain a deeper understanding of your competition.

Can I add colleagues to edit the product canvas?

Yes! You can invite as many people as you’d like to collaborate on your product canvases. As a platform, Xtensio helps improve the way your team works.

How do I share my product canvas?

Choose your file format. Present it as a full-screen digital slideshow, share it as a responsive web link or export it as a PDF (customize the PDF size) or PNG.

Do you have other tools to help identify product-market fit?

We do! There are a number of different templates, examples and resources to guide you through navigating your market and promoting the value your product or service delivers to customers. Check out our Strategy toolbox and our Operations toolbox to find more tools and resources.

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