Impact mapping is a versatile technique defined by Gojko Adzic. It’s a visual method that can help with lots of areas of team planning - in particular, brainstorming, prioritisation, surfacing assumptions and aligning ideas to business goals.
It's a good way of bringing people from different disciplines together to collaborate. It gives structure and support to the conversation, leading to a shared understanding and context for all involved.
It can be used in lots of different scenarios, including non-tech contexts.
The concepts are straightforward, but from experience it can be easy to trip up and have a less impactful session.
In this hands-on session, we will step through the core concepts with a focus on trying out the technique on a choice of different scenarios in small groups. It’s a chance to practise in a safe environment, learn how to avoid some common pitfalls and experience the benefits that the technique can bring.
Chris Downey is an agile coach at Skyscanner. He has worked as a back-end, front-end and middleware developer across the telecom and finance industries. Going on a scrum master course in 2010 re-sparked a thirst for learning and Chris has been specialising in agile coaching since 2012. In Skyscanner, Chris works in the EMEA Growth tribe, helping non-technical squads get the benefits from lean, agile and TOC.