Useful resources for bussines and content strategy mapping

User story mapping originally designed for software developers, but it is very helpful in other branches. Jordan Ryan and his teammate Leiloni De Gruy wrote several articles on Facet Interactive Blog. We loved these useful resources and now it’s time to share them. Jordan Ryan – How to craft agile business plans with business strategy maps Teaser: With a 2-D business strategy map, the visual layout of the map lends itself to where executives can direct their focus. Moreover, a written business plan usually projects so far ahead, the business strategies become stale and dated. Executive teams carrying out these old campaigns end up falling behind in marketplace evolution and… Read More

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Coworking space, office or coffee shop? Where can you get the most things done?

You have your dream job, you love the company that you are working for and what you do. The next challenge is to find out where can you work in the most productive way. Coffeehouse Cafés have been always a hot spot for remote workers even centuries ago. It is not a surprise that so many talented writer and artist choose them as a scene of work and inspiration. Although it also has its ups and downs. You sit down, order your 8th coffee, as otherwise, you would feel awkward sitting there for 6 hours, now you are high on caffeine and you still need to finish x number of… Read More

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Top 5 short articles about user story mapping – useful resources for user story mapping

We updated our popular article – Useful resources for user story mapping. We reworked and remastered our old link collection and added the newest articles.  This is the first part of users story mapping – weekend reading. We hope you’ll enjoy it!   Jeff Patton: The new user story backlog is a map Teaser:  Arranging user stories into a helpful shape – a map has worked well for me. It’s a simple idea really. At the top of the map are “big stories.” I call them user activities (borrowing the term from UX people like Larry Constantine and Don Norman). An activity is sort of a big thing that people do… Read More

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How to keep your remote team motivated?

If you have ever been in a long distance relationship, you will have an idea how it feels, working from different locations, sometimes in different time zones. You need to learn how to keep the rapport between you and your colleagues. Where this whole thing going? You have probably heard this sentence before. Where is this relationship going? Your team is asking the same question. It is easier to stay focused when you clearly see the end goal. Storiesonboard can help you to plan the process and you can even share it with your whole group. You do care It is important to show how much you actually care. By… Read More

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When should you workout to increase your productivity?

When you ‘Google’ workout habits, you find thousands of hits about telling you the “truth” but in the end who anyone is to tell you when you should do what. This article is for helping you make this very important decision in order to benefit the most of your workout efforts. Night owl or early bird? That’s the first question you should find an answer for. You can easily decide it by measuring when you are the most productive. Obviously, productivity depends on many circumstances, but if you consistently measuring your performance, you will have a better idea. Toggl is a great tool to do that. Besides their web app,… Read More

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Organize your story maps into folders!

We are very pleased to announce the latest release of StoriesOnBoard. If you often find yourself lost on your dashboard, this release is for you. The most important addition of this release is the collections. This feature helps teams to organize and navigate to story maps easier than ever. Also in this release: Boost your planning process by managing releases directly from the board with drag & drop and save time in finding your maps with the brand new search console.   Collections If you work on several projects or with multiple clients, you probably had too many story maps to deal with on the previous dashboard with the flat… Read More

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Impress your new boss with your PM skills

Impress your new boss with your PM skills

Nowadays if you wish to have the job of your dreams as a project manager, you have to have great organisational skills, be able to walk on water and do any other number of other miracles whenever the situation requires it. A great PM has a problem solving magic want. But how can you develop this miraculous skill? Let’s dive in! Time Time is money, time is power. We’ve all heard these expressions so many times before. We think that time is much more importantly respect. As a project manager, especially if you are working with a software development team, it is extremely hard to deliver a project on time.… Read More

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How to boost your team’s brainstorming skill by learning from Hackathons

In this post you’ll get a tip, how to manage effectively your team’s brainstorming skills learning from hackathons. Has it ever happened to you that you really needed to get things done in a short period? What a question, right? As a project manager, I bet that you face situations like this every day. As a project leader you and your team need to have the skills to prioritize and find the easiest solutions to solve problems. According to Vince Lombardi ‘Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.’ So if you want to train your team right, you have to create the perfect scenario, a matching environment… Read More

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New security features, GitHub Enterprise, improved JIRA integration and more…

Let us introduce the Pro Plan, our newest plan with all existing features and additional security features. We’re still working hard to develop the basic and the standard plans. According to Your feedbacks, we’ve added functions to invitation form on all plans. GitHub Enterprise and a lot of JIRA integration features are available for Standard plan users. Pro Plan Features Advanced workspace security Email domain based access control allows to restrict acces to your workspace and create a white list based on users email adress Approved IP range is similar to email domain base access control, you can create a whitelist based in ip address and/or range. Both access control… Read More

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GitHub integration – What’s new in StoriesOnBoard – October 2016

We are pleased to announce the next release of StoriesOnBoard with GitHub issues, Waffle.io, HuBoard, ZenHub, Overv.io integration and simple formatting options in cards’ title. GitHub issues integration The concept behind the integration is the same as for the other issue trackers: the team discovers the product using a story map, schedule it’s possible deliveries into releases on the map and push the implementable items to GitHub as issues. Once cards are pushed to GitHub the following data can be synced: Issues statuses from GitHub to StoriesOnBoard: when the issue’s statuses are updated in GitHub, the changes are reflected on the map according to the status mappings set in the… Read More

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