There are various types of maps you can create to visualize the user’s journey as they use your product. They are also helpful with defining the strategy of the UX process.
Strategy Map and Gantt Chart
Strategy maps and Gantt charts are extremely helpful in visualizing the process design process and the timeline it will be on. This makes it easy for the team to quickly reference and stay on the same page without having to read through tons of documentation.
This is my favorite type of journey map, it visually illustrates all the steps involved in the process while showing which ones are painful and which ones are going well. When I’ve used this type of journey map when presenting to company executives, they were generally very impressed with it and liked how it visually displayed that data that would have taken a lot of talking and slides to explain.
User flows are similar to journey maps but show a higher-level perspective of the process and can show multiple routes the user can take.