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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Setting up synchronization with Pivotal Tracker

In order to synchronization with Pivotal Tracker (PT) you need to set up a connection between your story map to a Pivotal Tracker project. You need to be a Story map Admin in StoriesOnBoard and a member or owner in the PT project you’d like to sync with. Connect your story map to a Pivotal Tracker project I assume that you already have a story map and a project in PT. 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 Pivotal Tracker and provide… Read More

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StoriesOnBoard January 2015 minor fix Release

We are pleased to announce a new release of StoriesOnBoard. It’s a small bugfix release incorporating the feedback we received. It contains fixes for following bugs: Changing the card’s name doesn’t get saved on 2 level view of the board Bookmarking the board in 2 level view and visiting it causes internal server error Moving a card from a long column to the bottom of a short column is more difficult than it should be Fullscreen-related javascript error on IE10 and Safari Removing and immediately readding an invited collaborator causes internal server error Sharing a story map by inviting new collaborator doesn’t allow trailing spaces in email address making it… Read More

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StoriesOnBoard January 2015 release

We are pleased to announce a new release of StoriesOnBoard. This release is focused on bug fixes and usability improvements. First of all, we’d like to thank you for all the valuable feedback and your patience! Without your help we wouldn’t have been able to discover and trace down all these issues. Bugs fixed in this release: Unable to log in after sign up because of misinterpreted password Accept invitation to story map with an existing collaborator prevents from logging in Clicking twice on some buttons caused crash (sign up, save new story map, import) Turning to the second page of members on manage people screen crashes Dragging yellow card… Read More

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StoriesOnBoard October 2014 release

We are pleased to announce a new release of StoriesOnBoard. The October release is focused on import and export features. From now on you are able to … Create story map from your flat backlog by importing it from a spreadsheet Export your story map into a spreadsheet as a backlog or even as a map! Export your story map as jpeg image or printable pdf Create a copy of your story map Import your backlog from spreadsheet Use a spreadsheet similar to this one: Download the example spreadsheet here: backlog-example.xlsx Create a new story map by importing the spreadsheet Save and open the story map Export your story map… Read More

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StoriesOnBoard is public beta!

We are pleased to announce the launch of StoriesOnBoard public beta, the online user story mapping tool. We created it because we love user story mapping and we are extensively using it in our projects. By always making visible the entire scope it forces us to think global. It prevent us from loosing in unimportant details. I mean, how many times did you realize that someone in your team or your customer just stuck in finding the perfect solution to a … not so important problem. How many wasted hours, or even days… While there are many other tasks that are more important by far. That’s where the visualization of… Read More

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