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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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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What’s new in StoriesOnBoard – 2015 July

We are pleased to announce a new release of StoriesOnBoard. This release contains some of the most requested features from our UserVoice forum. Most requested features Custom colored cards – Cards can have 9 custom colors with special meaning attached to them. Public roadmaps – Share your public roadmap and your broad audience is able to view it without getting a StoriesOnBoard account Attachments to cards – Cards can have attached documents, spreadsheets, pictures, etc. You can also embed pictures into the description with Markdown. Markdown Extra syntax in descriptions Copy and paste cards – With Ctrl + C / Ctrl + V you can copy and paste cards between story maps too (even including attachments) Keyboard… Read More

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Setting up synchronization with JIRA

In order to use JIRA synchronization, you need to create a connection between your workspace and JIRA instance. This process needs a JIRA Administrator on JIRA side and a Workspace Administrator in StoriesOnBoard. You just need to set it up once for a workspace. After that, you can connect your story maps individually to JIRA projects. This needs a Story map Admin in StoriesOnBoard and a user in JIRA who have the privileges for creating issues and modifying their title and description. Connect your workspace to a JIRA instance Setting up application link For two-way synchronization with password-less authentication, you’ll need to set up an application link in JIRA first.… Read More

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Setting up synchronization with Trello

In order to synchronization with Trello you need to set up a connection between your story map to a Trello board. You need to be a Story map Admin in StoriesOnBoard and a normal user on the Trello board you’d like to sync with. Connect your story map to a Trello board I assume that you already have a story map and a board and in Trello and lists are also defined on that board. Please create them if they are not exist yet. I’m using the MapShop sample map in this guide. In StoriesOnBoard open the story map and from there open Board settings On Tool integration tab select… Read More

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Keep Your User Story Map in sync with JIRA, Trello and Pivotal Tracker

We are pleased to announce a new release of StoriesOnBoard. Keep Your user story map integrated. This release is focused on integration with JIRA, Trello and Pivotal Tracker. In this article, you’ll get the background on how to use the integration once it’s been set up. Read this article if you’d like to get an overview of what are the benefits of the integration for you or you’ve already set up the a connection to one of the tools. The following articles will help you in setting up the integration for the various tools. Read them first if you’d like to actually use the integration. Setting up synchronization with JIRA… Read More

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