Downloadable Assumptions Map Template
What is an Assumptions Map Template?
An assumptions map is the first step towards testing if your hypotheses about your product are true. Before spending time and money to create a minimum viable product, the product team should organize and validate these assumptions before diving into development.
Who should use an Assumptions Map Template?
It’s recommended for all companies – from tiny startups to large enterprises, to mitigate risk of releasing a product that doesn’t have a market fit.
When Should I use an Assumptions Map Template?
Utilize this template to organize assumptions with your team during an assumptions mapping workshop. Before spending time and money to create a minimum viable product, the product team should organize and validate these assumptions before diving into development.
It’s easy to think “I would use this, so other people would use this too”. Holding an assumptions workshop is the first step towards testing if these hypotheses about your product are true.
Your assumptions map will guide the questions what questions you ask participants during qualitative research sessions. This way, you’ll be able to validate your assumptions.
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How To Use This Resource
Facilitate an assumptions map workshop with team members
Have participant write all assumptions out on sticky notes
Organize stickies into the 4 quadrants
The quadrant with ‘Risky’ & ‘Easy to Validate’ assumptions should dictate your qualitative user research questions
Assumptions Map & Workshop Video Guide
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