Display Features in Journeys

22 February 2022

This page is part of The Lean Inception article series

At this point in the inception we should have two pieces of insight: a list of features that the product should have, and the display of user journeys which indicate how users will interact with the product. With this activity we'll unite these two perspectives. Doing this will verify both of these views by integrating them.

How we do it

Put the main journeys and the visible features side by side

Take each journey, and for each step, record any features that it needs.

When we're done, there's we usually find two kinds of missing links.

  • Some journeys are missing features: for these we create feature cards, marking them for effort, value, and uncertainty.
  • Some features are not mapped to journeys: we should challenge these features, do we really need them if they play no part in our users' journeys?
The Lean Inception
Monday Introduce the inception, kick off, and Write the Product VisionThe product Is – Is not – Does – Does not
TuesdayDescribe the PersonasDiscover the Features
WednesdayTechnical, User eXperience and Business ReviewShow the User Journeys
ThursdayDisplay Features in JourneysSequence the Features
FridayBuild the MVP Canvas Showcase the results of the inception to those interested in the project

This page is an activity of The Lean Inception, for an overview go to the main page.

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