Impact Mapping Training: Focusing on Business Value in Agile Development

Course 3654

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Language: English
  • 11 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Intermediate

In this Impact Mapping course, you will learn to create & use impact maps for more informed discussion and better decision-making about which products/projects/features to prioritize. Discover how impact maps facilitate collaboration in an agile environment between senior decision-makers in your business, your customers and technical developers. Learn how you can effectively manage road-maps by focusing on business outcomes rather than pre-set scope limits.

Impact Mapping Training Delivery Methods

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit

Impact Mapping Training Course Information

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Distinguish between outcomes and outputs.
  • Discover real, not assumed, business goals.
  • Identify actor types and the changed behaviors that are needed to meet the goal.
  • Relate user stories to impact maps in an Agile development environment.
  • Define and use appropriate measurements.
  • Draw effective impact maps.
  • Use your impact map to identify key priorities.


Attendees should have prior experience or training on the Agile Manifesto at the level of Learning Tree course 918, Agile Fundamentals Training.

Impact Mapping Training Course Outline

  • Goal
  • Actors
  • Impacts
  • Deliverables
  • Adaptive planning driven by business value
  • Incremental and iterative development
  • User stories and impact maps

Preparing the impact map

  • Discovering goals
  • Defining measures
  • Planning milestones

Drawing impact maps

  • Drawing the skeleton impact map
  • Finding alternatives
  • Identifying key priorities
  • Outcomes: earn and/or learn
  • The impact mapping workshop
  • Facilitating impact mapping
  • Communicating impact maps and their meaning

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Impact Mapping Training FAQs

Impact mapping is a strategic, collaborative planning technique that, through visualization, surfaces the hidden assumptions, interpretations and intentions that often derail a product development effort.

While this course primarily benefits Product Owners, Product Managers, and Business Analysts, it is also useful for Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, programmers, and testers.

Learning Tree provides Private Team Training that can save time and travel costs by training your entire team at once, at a convenient location of your choice. We handle all the details including instructor travel, tailored content, comprehensive course materials, shipping and equipment setup and teardown.

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