I've just installed an evaluation version of the plugin. However, I'm wondering if it would be possible to add an additional level above the "epic" level, which you call the backbone. Our users have tested it and would like to have the ability to configure an additional level above epics, based on the Theme issue type perhaps. Would this be possible?
My name is Teagan and I am Head of Product here at Easy Agile, reaching out on behalf of Nick.
We are yet to build a 3rd layer of hierarchy in Easy Agile User Story Maps, as we are actively gathering feedback from our customers on what this would look like/how this would work.
Would anyone be interested in joining me on a 30 minute call where I could ask you a few questions? If so, please reach out to email@example.com and we can arrange a time.
Your feedback would be incredibly valuable in helping up carve a path forward.
Head of Product - Easy Agile
This is certainly something we are exploring, both for customers with JIRA Portfolio and those without.
For the Portfolio customers I think it makes sense to reuse the Theme issue type as that provides consistency across JIRA Software, Portfolio, and the story map.
As for the additional level for activities where a customer doesn't have Portfolio I think we'll likely select Component as most customers we've spoken with seem to use this already for that grouping.
I've made a note to follow up with you when we being investigating this in more detail.
Thanks Johan, have a great day.
We actually met with the someone from the Atlassian Portfolio product team last week.
Portfolio started providing an API earlier this year so the functionality is now (I believe) there for us to build on top of (Cloud and Server). Having said that, we'll be awaiting announcements from the Portfolio team at Atlassian European Summit this coming September before making a decision.
So, still on the backlog, no ETA, awaiting forward guidance from Atlassian on the direction they plan to take with Portfolio.
I'll update this response after the European Summit.
Thanks Stuart, have a great day,
Nick Muldoon, Product Manager, Easy Agile
No update at this stage as we've been focused on our newest app Easy Agile Programs
In Easy Agile Programs we've been exploring other linking mechanisms, first by supporting Jira Issue Links. And this behaviour is something I would like to bring back to the story maps in the future, allowing us to support a Portfolio hierarchy in the story map.
If you want to be notified about this in future please email firstname.lastname@example.org so I've got your contact details for when we explore this in more detail.
Thanks Jose, have a good day.
Product Manager, Easy Agile
Hi, I would like to know as well if you had developed this level up abose the feature backbone ?
I pretty like your tool because of the simplicty and user friendly aspect, but without with Epic level I can't use it (because of my product manager / do not really like using it (because of my habits :) ).
Have you some news about
Thank you. Regards,
I would also like to see if you have an update on this as well. I am working to create story maps but I would like to take my map to a higher level than epics to create a backbone that follows the narrative flow users follow.
Any update would be helpful.
I'm wondering if aside from portfolio, other issue types could be used. Perhaps including custom issues types (like Milestone in our example).
This would be a great addition to the simple visualization of work for large, complex user story maps.
Love the app. Keep iterating! :)
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