Easy Agile User Story Maps

Story mapping is a collaborative practice that guides an agile team in the creation of their product backlog. The story map captures the journey a customer takes with the product including activities and tasks they undertake. Creating the story map as a team ensures team members are on the same page from the start of development through to ongoing delivery of new releases.

Easy Agile User Story Maps for JIRA enables a team to capture the story map and immediately build and plan a backlog.

  • Product Managers can lay out the customer journey as epics across the board, building a backbone
  • Team Members collaborate to write user stories that support each step on that backbone, and those stories are linked to the epic
  • Teams can schedule work into sprints (Scrum) or versions (Kanban) to assist with scheduling work and tracking progress
  • Teams conduct backlog grooming sessions on the story map so they can see the relationship between epics and sprints

Demo

Resources

Essentials of Agile User Story Mapping at Twitter - John Walpole, Twitter - Atlassian Summit 2016 (YouTube)

Know thy customer: agile’s essential guide to user story maps (Atlassian)

Understand What Your Customers Want with Agile User Story Maps (blog post)

Anatomy of an Agile User Story Map (blog post)

Easy Agile User Story Maps for JIRA - Interview with Nicholas Muldoon at Tools4Agile Teams conference (YouTube)