User Story Mapping

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    Lyft boosts velocity by 20% with digital user story maps

    Why Lyft choose Easy Agile for their digital user story mapping.

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    The Ultimate Agile Sprint Planning Guide [2021]

    Agile sprint planning sets up the success of each sprint. A great sprint planning session involves prioritizing backlog items and identifying your team capacity.

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    The User Journey Map Begins With Epic Storytelling

    The customer journey map (CJM) involves epic storytelling and comprehensive planning to capture the design process and deliver a unique customer experience.

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    Use Cases vs. User Stories: How They Differ and When to Use Them

    While software development doesn’t favor use cases vs. user stories, use cases offer many advantages, including more context, a planning skeleton, and more.

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    5 Agile Estimation Tips To Help With Backlog Prioritization

    These five agile estimation techniques help prioritize a backlog so sprint planning is simple and fast. The bottom line? The most important work goes first.

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    Agile Story Points: Measure Effort Like a Pro

    Agile story point estimation helps team members see a product’s priorities and the effort each item needs. It also gives you room to refine your story mapping.

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    DEEP: The 4 Characteristics of a Good Product Backlog

    Learn how to ensure your product backlog is in excellent health by following the DEEP acronym.

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    4 Best Jira Add-ons To Support Your Projects

    Jira add-ons are key to helping agile teams complete projects well and on time. A few of our favorites are from Pivot Report, JMWE, and (of course), Easy Agile.

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    How To Handle Sprint Planning Meetings Like a Pro

    Thoughtful Sprint Planning meetings are key to a project’s success. At this 1-2 hour event, the Scrum team discusses the components of an upcoming sprint.

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    Agile Estimation Techniques: A Deep Dive Into T-Shirt Sizing

    T-shirt sizing is one of many agile estimation techniques that helps predict workloads and set realistic deadlines. It’s usually used to provide rough estimates.

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    Sprint Backlog 101: Never Stop Refining

    A sprint backlog should be continually updated to reflect market changes and customer needs. Here’s how sprint backlogs and their updates fit into agile teams.

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    How To Avoid These 5 Agile Planning Mistakes

    Agile planning not only helps the team and stakeholders understand the upcoming project. It’s an ongoing process that adapts to changes as they occur.

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    Buyer Personas: The Ultimate Guide

    Learn everything you need to know about buyer personas, including why they’re beneficial, how to create buyer personas, and a simple persona template to get you started.

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    10 reasons why you should use story points

    Why every agile team should try using story points to estimate their work

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    Online user story mapping for remote teams

    Remote user story mapping is quickly becoming the norm for agile teams. We cover 8 key considerations for a successful online user story mapping event.

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    Better together: why we've put the user into User Story Maps

    There are some things so obvious that you wonder why it hasn’t happened sooner or how you ever lived without it. This is how we feel about our just-launched integration between Easy Agile User Story Maps and Easy Agile Personas.

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    What is User Story Mapping?

    Get a clear user story mapping definition. We break down the components of user story mapping, alternatives, and what it looks like.

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    Introduction to customer personas

    Great agile teams have a crystal clear image of who their customer is. Customer personas help bring to life the hopes, dreams and pain points of your customer so that you build features with empathy and care.

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    Why User Story Mapping?

    Why is user story mapping so popular? In this post we cover why you should consider running story mapping sessions with your team and how to get started building your first story map.

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    How to create a persona in 9 simple steps

    Not sure how to create a persona or want to make sure you’ve covered all your bases? Follow these 9 simple steps and create better customer personas with confidence.

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    The Ultimate Guide to User Story Mapping [2021 Guide]

    The essential guide for agile teams who want to use user story maps. From user story mapping definitions and steps, to tools, examples, and tips for success.

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    Why leading agile teams are obsessed with their customers

    Do you know your customers? As in, really know them? Let’s take a look at 7 reasons why it’s good to have a healthy level of customer obsession in your agile teams.

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    How to Write Good User Stories in Agile Software Development

    The idea of writing good user stories can seem like another “thing” agile piles on top. However for Agile Software Development, writing good user stories is essential. Here's why.

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    Customer Personas: How to Write Them and Why You Need Them In Agile Software Development

    Customer Personas are fictional generalisations of your most valuable customers. They help teams understand their customers by bringing together demographic information like age, gender, location, and income, alongside psychographic information like interests, frustrations and personal/professional motivations.

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    Anatomy of an Agile User Story Map

    Visualise the customer journey with user story mapping.

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