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By ShriKant Vashishtha One of the key philosophies of Agile software development is to have information radiators visible on the wall so that the progress of the team as well as what team currently is working on gets clearly visible to anybody who visits to the team area.
That includes stakeholders, project managers, team or anybody from the organisation. However some of the bigger questions are not clearly answered by just looking at user-stories.
What part of business process, team is working on in the current iteration? The whole business flow may contain multiple user-stories and epics. By just looking at the card-wall, business flow itself may not be clear. How much solutioning is done for a business flow and how much is remaining?
How about having a pictorial view of whole business flow as a process-map, identifying the user-stories work to be done in it?
Take a look at a process flow below and you find some numbers mentioned on it. They are user-story ids. If you take a closer look, you will find that some of the user-stories like story 2 are common to multiple business flows. By looking at process map you find some immediate answers: What all user stories need to be implemented for a particular business flow.
What all business flows are impacted by a user-story?
For instance in above process map, user-story 2 impacts two different business flows. Where are we in the implementation of a particular business flow?
Along with above mentioned benefits, process flows provide a shared and common place to have conversation on business flow within team and with Product Owner and stakeholders.
While looking at process maps, I realized that Story Mapping concept coined by Jeff Petton deals with similar issues. Let me provide a brief overview of story-mapping. These big stories are divided further into user tasks something that someone does to reach a goal.
Big stories are captured on the top in horizontal fashion and smaller stories are captured underneath of each big stories. Story maps are great information radiators.
However they may require big space to capture stories of entire release. For instance at what place of the process, a particular epic is applicable and why. However it may be difficult to decipher for domain specific user-stories. Process maps help in solving these issues. Instead of having all stories on board, you instead put a big poster of process map embedding the user-story identifiers in it.
Process-map in itself is also a narrative and helps people to come on the same page. Though based on above discussion, it may look like that process maps and story maps are completely different concepts to solve the same problem but they are not.
They are tools to bring more clarity on the board. Depending on the context, they can be used to complement each other. I personally have used process maps to come up with story maps. Please note that above picture is just a representation of how process-map and story-map looks together.1 Story Telling into Writing.
The ability to tell a story arises out of building up and drawing upon a bank of well-known tales. This is why the best writers in a class are. Hi Shrikant, in my current project we implement a business process as well – and we described our requirements as a Story Map.
Each BPM activity is related to an Epic – in this way we visualized the entire big picture. Story Planning. Build your outline as you pants your draft or plan your whole story before you start writing.
Writing. Write your story with your research nearby in one easy-to-reference place. It’s a very basic story map for kids that has been divided into 3 bare minimum stages of a story- beginning, middle & end.
This template would be useful when your kid is writing for the first time ever. This story map prompts the student to summarize the beginning, middle, and end of a story, with two extra cells for each (to list extra details).
Honeycomb Story Map Printout This story map prompts the student to summarize the place, time, characters, problem, and solution of a story. An extensive list of short story competitions, including global & UK short story writing contests. Details on entry fees, deadlines, prize money & more.