Quickly create a user story map using our fast, flexible framework! User story mapping is an interactive template created with the help of the method invented by Jeff Patton. This tool makes working with user stories in agile development a lot easier. It is a better version of the backlog that will help you explain your product, prioritize, and plan releases.
In this article:
Adding user story map
To get the user story mapping tool to the toolbar, open Apps by clicking the three dots, find User Story Map, and install it.
Adding the User story map app
A new icon will appear among Apps, drag it to the toolbar for quick access.
User story mapping icon on the toolbar
There are two simple ways to add a user story map to the board:
1. Drag the user story mapping icon from the toolbar and drop it on the board
2. Select the user story mapping icon and click the board
User story mapping
It is better to set the board zoom to 100% to create a user story map.
Use the following shortcuts to speed up the creation process:
- Return to edit a selected card and create new ones
- Tab to create a new activity, a task, or a story
- Arrows to move between elements of the user story map
- Escape to exit the card editing mode
- Ctrl + ←→↑↓ (for Windows)/Cmd +←→↑↓ (for Mac) to add cards
- Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V (for Windows)/Cmd + C and Cmd + V (for Mac) to duplicate a card
- Delete to delete the whole card
While in the edit mode, you will see the icon in the bottom right corner of the board next to the board zoom. Here you can find some useful tips that will remind you of the main functions and commands of the User story mapping framework.
User story mapping tips
When a card is rolled up you can only edit its heading, but all other settings are available on the context menu: change the color of the card, add tags, assign tasks to your team members, add links and dates. Click on the Expand icon to add or see the description of the card.
For more information on editing cards, please check this handy article.
Card context menu
The option to add releases helps to separate product development iterations. There are two ways to add a release:
1. Via the pop-up control. Click on "+" to add a new release
2. Add a release above or below via the context menu. It can also be moved down, renamed, or deleted
Adding a release
Jira Cards inside USM
You can easily insert your Jira Cards into the User story mapping framework by dragging and dropping them to the particular releases. You can also convert your Miro cards into Jira issues. Learn more.
Jira Cards in USM