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

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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Useful resources for user story mapping

Short intros It’s All in How You Slice – Design your project in working layers to avoid half-baked incremental releases – Jeff Patton, 2005, the first article, where it all begin, an eye opener, the essence in 6 pages, pdf The new user story backlog is a map – Jeff Patton, 2008, similar to the previous, 10 minute read Creating an Agile Road Map Using Story Mapping – Andrea Gigante, 2013, 10m read User stories and use cases – don’t use both! – Shane Hastie, Angela Wick, 2014, for those who worked with uses cases, 15m read Lean Startup + Story Mapping = Awesome Products Faster! – Brad Swanson, 2014,… Read More

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Real-time collaboration – What’s new in StoriesOnBoard – April 2016

We are pleased to announce a new release of StoriesOnBoard. This release’s biggest improvement is real-time collaboration.  Real-time collaboration Working together on the same map at the same time wasn’t the most pleasant experience in StoriesOnBoard, because you always needed to refresh the board to see each other’s changes. From today, when others are making changes to the map their changes will appear immediately on your screen. This applies to all the changes made by others, for example when someone edits a card’s title or description changes the status or color of a card creates, moves or deletes a card (even higher level cards with children) the changes will be… Read More

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Comments on cards, Slack integration, Pin top level cards – What’s new in StoriesOnBoard – December 2015

We are pleased to announce a new release of StoriesOnBoard. This release is focused on collaboration with comments on cards and Slack integration among others. Discussion about cards with comments and mentions You can have short discussions on cards also with mentioning other collaborators. Line-breaks can be put with Shift+Enter. Collaborators with viewer role can also comment the cards if “Viewers can comment on cards” option is enabled in board settings. Mentioned collaborators will get a notification about the comment in email and also on the board. Integration with team chat tools Your team can get notification about changes on the board in Slack, FlowDock or HipChat. When the connection… Read More

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