User story mapping is a useful technique which helps the teams with a product backlog visualization.
It enables a Product Owner to carry on discussions with business stakeholders and development teams at the appropriate levels of granularity.
It helps the team to identify and build “vertical slices” of the system every Sprint, simplifies MVP and a release planning.
In this session, we will give a short user story mapping primer and highlight the advantages of using this approach over the traditional flat backlog.
Using FeatureMap tool as an example, we will demonstrate how user story mapping can be successfully applied in a distributed team environment.
In this experience report we will demonstrate story maps created for software products as well as the story map we built for Big Apple Scrum Day.