Planning you PIs (Program Increments) is crucial (One PI typically spans for 6 sprints).
While planning architectural road maps for quality initiatives across different teams, I’ve noticed a couple of blind spots:
1. Planning for feature deliveries and enablers / architecture road map are very different, planning them both the same way does not work.
2. Test and learn – I am the planning type, plan so extensively and as soon as the rubber hits the road, all plans go up in the air. Have a long term vision, but how to get there is fluid – plan that for just ONE PI
3. Prioritizing enabler features. Depending on what your structure is, getting tech debt prioritized can be the toughest job. Try to get an agreement around that.