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Leading an impact mapping session. (Photo by Ted Bowman.)

Escaping Solution-First Development through Impact Mapping

Kevin Albrecht
Aug 24, 2015 · 7 min read

The trap of solution-first development

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An example of a technical, internally-focused backlog. This is not a good thing.

Impact mapping — reclaiming the initiative

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The structure of an impact map

Creating an impact map

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A collaborative session to create an impact map around a goal. (Photo by Ted Bowman.)
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Our example completed impact map

Using your impact map

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Use the map to actively plan your backlog.

Attaining true value

“the process itself is a powerful facilitation tool…”

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Standing in front of a wall of impact maps with my collaborator on a large project, Josh Mauk. (Photo by Yuval Samet.)

Further reading

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The excellent “Impact Mapping” book by Gojko Adzic.

Kevin On Code

Software development, from hands-on coding to managing…

Thanks to joshmauk

Kevin Albrecht

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I create software and lead agile software teams in the beautiful city of Stockholm. In my spare time, I play guitar and write. http://www.kevinalbrecht.com

Kevin On Code

Software development, from hands-on coding to managing products and engineers. More about me at http://kevinalbrecht.com

Kevin Albrecht

Written by

I create software and lead agile software teams in the beautiful city of Stockholm. In my spare time, I play guitar and write. http://www.kevinalbrecht.com

Kevin On Code

Software development, from hands-on coding to managing products and engineers. More about me at http://kevinalbrecht.com

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