User Story Mapping
It is a valuable cross-functional exercise that helps align marketing, engineering, design teams along with other departments. A user story map will help break down the customer journey into bite-size pieces that teams can tackle and ensure nothing gets lost in the process. This tool can be used when you need to transition from high-level product idea into feature details and create an implementation blueprint.
This tool helps teams effectively visualize and understand the user's journey, identify key activities that lead to the user's end goal, and segment the product into attainable and actionable work items. It also enables teams to prioritize and divide work into iterative releases, ensuring each release provides business value and is an improvement over the previous version. Additionally, it helps teams better understand the bigger picture and make sure not to miss any important parts of the journey. This results in a shared understanding of the product and its development process, and enables teams to make more informed decisions about product development. Overall, this tool improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the product development process.
This template consists of 4 segments: (1) User's objective, (2) Product Backbone, (3) Tasks and detials and (4) Priorities and release slicing. A collection of questions inside the template will trigger the right discussion, helping you streamline your efforts and guiding you to your product backlog.
Define who is the user
Who are the users and what do they want to achieve?
Outline the steps towards the goal
Map out the big picture and try to focus on getting the whole story. Cover a large set of topics but on a very shallow level.
Start defining the solution
Fill the main part of your story map by breaking down larger user tasks into smaller subtasks and user interface - solution details.
How would you define a success for each release?
Slice out your map into product releases. Make sure that each release delivers value for the user. Aim for specific release outcomes and try to set success metrics.
Who is making this?
Break down requirements
Continuous value delivery
Improved development efficiency
User Story Mapping Template
A collection of various formats to fit your specific needs and tool preferences. Already formatted nicely, ready for you to use it for your project. You can easily modify the branding by adding your logo or color scheme. The best part - get it once and use it forever.
Available formats :
- PDF document
- PNG export
- PPT template
- KEY template
Also includes :
- Canva template