The User Story Map for Backlog Visualization



It’s hard for a product owner to keep perspective when looking at a stacked list of features needed in a product, much less communicate the high level roadmap to others. Backlogs are too granular and, frequently, just too long. Often they contain many capabilities that will never be delivered!

A product’s user stories may be broken up numerous ways: by very narrow slivers of end-to-end functionality, by seams in the technical architecture, or by some other approach.

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