User Story Mapping is a must-read for any product manager, designer, developer, or business stakeholder wanting to understand how users interact with their products and what they need from those products. Written by agile software development expert Jeff Patton, the book explains the ins and outs of user story mapping – a powerful tool that allows you to discover the whole story behind your users’ needs and build the right product based on their feedback. The book begins with an overview of user story mapping theory and practice. You’ll then learn how to create meaningful maps that help stakeholders collaborate effectively on product requirements. Patton provides step-by-step guidance for building out each part of a map, including personas, goals, epics (high-level features), stories (user interactions), tasks (the steps users take to complete stories), dependencies (how features influence one another), and risks/opportunities. Numerous examples illustrate how real teams have used user story mapping in practice across different industries – from healthcare information systems to online banking platforms – making this an essential guide whether you’re just starting out or are already familiar with this popular technique.
For who is this book for ?
User Story Mapping is for anyone who wants to understand how users interact with their products. This includes product managers, designers, developers, and business stakeholders.
- User Story Mapping is a great read for any product manager, designer, developer, or business stakeholder wanting to understand how users interact with their products.
- The book provides an overview of user story mapping theory and practice.
- It also includes step-by-step guidance on building out each part of a map
- It is dense material that can be overwhelming for beginners.
- The author assumes you have a lot of experience in agile development or product management.
- User Story Mapping may not be relevant to every business type.
Learn more about the author
Jeff Patton is an agile software development expert and the author of User Story Mapping. He has been helping teams deliver valuable, working software for over 20 years.
“User Story Mapping provides an essential guide whether you’re just starting out or are already familiar with this popular technique.”
“User Story Mapping is an important contribution to the field of product development. Patton has taken a complex process and made it easy to understand, with clear step-by-step instructions for creating useful story maps. The case studies are especially helpful in showing how user story mapping can be applied in practice.”
“User Story Mapping is a comprehensive guide to the practice of user story mapping. It starts with an explanation of what user story mapping is, and how it works, then moves on to teach you how to use it effectively in your own projects. The book contains many examples from different industries, making it applicable no matter what type of project you’re working on.”
“User Story Mapping is a deep dive into the story mapping process. Jeff Patton expertly explains all of the ins and outs of user story mapping – from theory to practice. If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide on how to create meaningful maps and build products based on feedback, then this book is for you.”