What is Story Mapping?

Introduction

Story mapping — also known as user story mapping — is a technique developed by Jeff Patton, that helps Agile software teams view their product as a series of user journeys, steps, stories and releases. In contrast to looking at a flat backlog, or list of stories, a story map allows you to gain a "bigger picture" view of your product, which tends to lead to better prioritisation.

Don't confuse user story mapping with story mapping for authors