The overall idea of the North Star Framework (NSF) is to find a single leading indicator for future business success and connect all activities of the team with that indicator:
In a nutshell, the idea is to:
The following illustration provides a rough overview:
So, similarly to Impact Mapping, the North Star Framework tries to establish a holistic methodology to connect the dots — from long-term business goals down to features, tasks, and work items of teams.
Reducing your business to one North Star metric is the wrong rabbit hole to go down, at least in the beginning.