Easy Agile User Story Maps 5.0

3 May 2018

The Easy Agile team is excited to announce the release of Easy Agile User Story Maps 5.0.0. This is our biggest release yet!

We're hearing from more and more customers that they love the story map for their weekly sprint planning and backlog grooming sessions. Knowing that this is an important part of our customer's experience with the product, we started asking how we could make this more effective for teams.

For an effective backlog grooming session it is incredibly important to show issues that are and are not associated with an epic. Teams can then plan their sprints and versions in the story map even when work (like technical debt) isn't linked to an epic.

We're ecstatic to say that we have been able to address all of the limitations of the 'Add Existing Issues' feature from Version 4. The 'Backlog' panel allows you to:

  • Search for issues via text summary or issue key
  • Group issues without epics into sprints or versions for better sequencing
  • Multi-select issues then drag and drop them onto the story map
  • Apply quick filters specifically to those issues without epics for focused search results

Other changes in this version include:

  • Minimum supported Jira version is now 7.2 or greater
  • A notification is shown when issues are hidden by filters on move or create
  • A notification is shown when issues are hidden by quick fitlers or status categories
  • Estimation statistics now sum all issues in the sprint/version
  • Ability to quick create in a specific project on multi project agile boards

The Easy Agile User Story Maps 5.0 Team


Jared Kells

Satvik Sharma

David Elkan

Marketing &
Technical Writing

Teagan Harbridge

Customer Service

Seamus Kieran

Product Management

Nicholas Muldoon

Thanks for all your support and encouragement as we work to continuously improve the story map! We can't succeed together without insight into your use-cases and recommendations for improvement. Reach out directly via the (question) button at the top of your story map.

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