The New User Story Backlog is a Map

Why the flat user story backlog doesn’t work, and how to build a better backlog that will help you more effectively explain your system, prioritize, and plan your releases.

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This is Gary.

Gary and I worked together for a day to build a user story map – a better version of a product backlog. Building a user story map helps us focus on the big picture – the product as a whole instead of getting myopically focused on an individual story.

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