A user story map allows a team to visually collaborate on the big picture of the product from a user perspective. In this video, Angela shares ways the agile product owner can set up, create, and analyze a user story map.
- A user's story map is a powerful visual that helps…the entire team see the forest though the trees.…By organizing user stories in a visual format.…A story map is all about telling the whole story…versus a small part of it.…It's a technique that keeps the team focused…on the user experience and results in better…dialogue and conversation.…To create a user story map we take all of the user stories…for a product release and place them into a sequence…of how a customer uses the product.…
From the left to the right.…The vertical columns of the story map provide details…under the higher level story or theme.…For example, in our go health app, the first set…of stories on the left would be about the user logging in…and connecting to the club.…Then, a logical sequence of actions a user many take…would follow to the right.…When creating a story map, don't get caught up…in finding the perfect order for the stories and features.…
Sometimes there isn't a perfect order.…And it's more important to have the big picture visual.…
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- Rallying your team around the product vision
- Creating an agile product roadmap
- Creating a release plan focused on value
- Breaking down features
- Setting up, creating, and analyzing user story maps
- Collaborating on the big picture
- Leveraging user stories
- Prioritizing the product backlog
- Working with your team
- Defining what "ready" and "done" mean
- Avoiding technical debt
- Guiding your team through estimating exercises
- Making sprint planning and standup meetings beneficial