UC: Story Mapping Board


Use Case

Story Mapping Board




Managed Projects



Method for arranging user stories to create a more holistic view of how they fit into the overall user experience.

The paragraphs below outlines the specific use case. For more details about advanced features and complementary functionality we suggest to review https://releasemanagement.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ASPT/pages/875692462 section of this documentation.

Detailed overview

How to create?

(1) Go to “My Boards“ section. If you do not have any active boards this going to be your default page.

Otherwise (if you already have one or few boards created) click on menu icon in top left corner to select “Manage Boards“

(2) Click on “Create board“, choose “Classic Story Mapping Board“ and Next.

(3) On the initial configuration screen please specify

  • Name of the board

  • Projects to pool Jira issues from

Both Company Managed Projects (CMP) and Team Managed Projects (TMP) are supported and can be used on the board simultaniously.

  • JQL to filter out the issues

    • for stories only use “issueType in (Story)”

(4) Click “Create“

How to use?

(1) You will receive a board with all applicable Jira issues in “Others“ left column

(2) Navigate between the swimlanes and click “+” to add first Jira version (Release).

Add more upcoming Releases if you like

(3) Click “+” column to add Epics.

Add few more Epics comprising your backlog.

(4) Drag and drop issues between columns/swimlanes to assign Jira issues to a) appropriate Epic b) appropriate Version. All the changes to Assignee field are applied automatically and you do not need to commit it after.

(5) To Edit column value, Change title, Add or Remove one move mouse to selected column and you will receive a tooltip with all the available options:

(6) Same applies to swimlanes: - navigate your mouse to one of them to Add, Edit or Delete

How to configure?

(1) Click settings icon in top right corner ..

.. to open “Board configuration“ screen.

(2) on “General” Tab you can amend

  • Name of the board

  • Projects to pool Jira issues from

  • JQL to filter out the issues

(3) on “Columns and Swimlanes“ tab you can change configuration of fields used respectively for Columns and Swimlanes. Swimlanes are optional. To remove them choose “-- none -- “ in popup.


User Story Mapping is probably the most popular theme / technique in Agile Community. So, without a doubt you will find a lot of good materials to learn from. We will just recommend a few

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