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Issue Tree For Product Opportunities Template

Structure your thoughts on an issue tree by identifying growth opportunities for your product.

Issue Tree For Product Opportunities Template

What is the Issue Tree For Product Opportunities template?

Put together a hierarchical list of causes, including the main issue, sub-issues, hypotheses, and action items at the end. Structure your thoughts on a graphical layout to find the roots of the problems you, your team, or your organization face. Get more perspectives on the issues in a group setting by ideating why something works or not.


Create a decision tree based on research and analysis of what you already have and know about the problem. Consult items you put on the issue tree with your team to understand their proposals and reasoning. Finalize the exercise with a bunch of action items you can prioritize and start working on later.


What are the benefits of the Issue Tree For Product Opportunities template?

Thanks to the Issue Tree For Product Opportunities template, you can:

  • Build a prioritized list of actions you need to take to understand the problem better and find the appropriate solution.
  • Allocate time and money resources more thoughtfully to help you identify and resolve the issues faster. 
  • Provide a visual roadmap to solve a problem or reach a common goal.
  • Break down problems into smaller components to focus your efforts on more manageable parts that you can tackle one by one.
  • Align your team to the nature of the problems so it will become easier to divide work between each person.


How to use the Issue Tree For Product Opportunities template in a few steps?

  1. Gather on a virtual whiteboard with your team and enable the video call option to see and hear your session’s participants.
  2. Define the primary issue or decision you need to take in the first sticky note on the left side of the issue/decision tree. It can be a question or a clear statement.
  3. Dive deeper into the research and identify sub-issues that may arise from the main statement. Take notes on stickies.
  4. Break down your sub-issues into even smaller issues to get to the roots of the problems. Add additional arrows and sticky notes if needed.
  5. Start building the hypothesis of your sub-issues once you reach the point where you can no longer break them into minor pieces. 
  6. Create action items deriving from the hypothesis that will outline your next steps. 
  7. Vote on items that are important for your product’s development or customers. Turn them into Jira issues with two clicks to start working on them immediately.
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