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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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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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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