Collaboration between PM and UX is essential great designs as both skill sets strengthen each other. We rather have close collaboration between these roles than a lot of back and forth that costs a lot of time. Even with both roles collaborating closely, UX is still responsible for the usability and visual aspect of designs and PM for the functional aspect (what should the app do).
A great tool for close collaboration between both roles is the User Story map (see example below). The user story map:
During the Design sprint the PM and UX designer(s) work closely together on story map. Updating the map as they go and updating each other during meetings on their progress. During meetings draft items (i.e. (virtual) stickies) are place on the board that are then work on after the meeting in the respective tools (i.e. Jira, Sketch, Trello, etc).
Unfortunately no single tool exists that is able to automatically together designs from Sketch and User Stories from Jira and that allows all design team members to edit the map. The three recommended tooling options are:
User Story Map example
For a ready to copy confluence template that I use myself, see this page:
User Story Map template.
Below you will find a additional examples story map formats. For the best and recommended format please see this example/template page.
|Steps||Stories - Sprint 1||Design - Sprint 1||Stories - Sprint 2||Stories - Later||Issues|
|1||Find Book||Browse Categories|
|4||Register & Login||Register|
|7||Checkout||Add / Select Address|
|8||Payment||Pay by Creditcard|
|9||Pay using Paypal|
|10||By by Invoice|
|11||Check Order Status||View Orders|
|13||Return Order||Request return|
|14||Get return label|
|Activities||Find Book||Register & Login||Checkout||Check Order Status|
|Steps||Browse Categories||View Book||Search Book||Register||Verify email||Login||Add / Select Address||Select Payment Method||View Orders||View Order|
|Designs - Sprint 1|
|Stories - Sprint 1|
|Stories - Later||Login using Google|