[Example mapping](https://cucumber.io/blog/bdd/example-mapping-introduction/) is a simple but powerful technique for structuring the conversation you need to have before a user story goes into development. If you are struggling with user stories that are too big, or hard to test, or you're finding that the team are not all on the same page about the scope of a user story, Example Mapping could be just what you need. Using a regular pack of coloured index cards, we'll work in groups to practice breaking down the details of a user story, capturing the business rules, examples of those rules, and any questions or assumptions that emerge. Example mapping is a great input to a BDD or ATDD process, but that's not essential. You'll still get a lot out of this conversation technique even if you don't turn the examples into automated tests.