agile planning and prioritization in user story mapping

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Using a problem based approach to assign priority One of the biggest steps after you’ve planned and mapped out your product is the prioritization phase. This is crucial to agile planning. The prioritization phase refers to when team members vote and organize which stories to start first. Ordering the stories should be done by the most important features to get the …

Webinar: Introduction to User Story Mapping | How to build a User Story Map

Building products can be tough, the proper planning can ensure your products are their best. In this webinar, we break down the concepts and methods behind User Story Mapping and how it can help your business reach its goals. Previously recorded on 2/19/2020. You can watch here: Didn’t find what you need?  Visit our Help Center to find answers or get in …

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and User Story Mapping

SAFe includes practices and principals for large scale software development efforts. The intent is to scale what works for smaller teams for the larger enterprise by using agile and lean practices. The goal is to use processes like lean and Agile to decrease cycle times and coordinate work at scale. We occasionally get questions on where the User Story Mapping …

Hate Estimating? Try doing a User Story Map instead

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There is no shortage of people who loathe estimating software projects. Business folks love certainty. They always want to know how much something is going to cost and how long will it take. Software Engineers, not so much. We’ve been burned so many times giving someone our best “guess,” only for them to hold it as a commitment against us. …

User Story Mapping For Beginners

User Story Mapping for beginners

User Story Mapping allows for product managers, developers and designers to put a strategy behind the continuous complexity of product design and creating an awesome User Experience (UX). The technique was originally introduced by Jeff Patton (Product Design Coach) as a shift from thinking about features to users and their needs. The power of telling stories is a great way …

How to build better products with User Story Mapping

User Story Mapping is a simple technique that can help discover what you really need to build. It encourages telling a story and visualizing what the experience “feels” like through your customers eyes. It a great way to build empathy for your users and foster collaboration with your team. When trying it out for the first few times, I’ve seen …