Story Mapping

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Sohrab Salimi

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Definition of Story Mapping:

Story mapping is a top-down visualization or roadmap method for the product backlog. The story map starts with a certain goal or functionality, which is then broken down into different user stories. A story map is created in tree format e.g. either physically, using post-its on a wall, or digitally.

Use of Story Mapping:

Story mapping gives the team and stakeholders a big picture view of the product backlog and the prioritized user stories that need to be completed.

Benefits of Story Mapping:

  • Provides a visual and holistic overview of the backlog.
  • Creates a shared understanding of the goals or functionality requirements.
  • Reveals issues in product backlog.
  • Increases value for customers.