April 10, 2017
Author: Jeff Patton, with Peter Economy
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Publication date: September 2014
Formats: Paperback, ebook, and Safari Books Online. 324 pages in print.
Print ISBN: 978-1-4919-0490-9 and 10:1-4919-0490-9
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4919-0485-5 and 10:1-4919-0485-2
List Price: Paperback, $34.99; ebook, $29.99
If you are or soon will be working in an agile development environment, User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product, by Jeff Patton is a must read for you. This book details story-mapping techniques and explains why they are important for teams that create products to meet user needs. According to Patton, user story mapping is not about creating set of written requirements, but a way of thinking. Telling stories through words and pictures builds understanding and helps solve problems for organizations, customers, and users.
The most important job we have is to focus on the outcome and the impact of the products we are creating. Taking a slightly philosophical view of the importance of project outcomes, Patton writes, “The truth is, your job is to change the world.” Read More