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How to create a story map in JIRA

Nicholas Muldoon Jul 25, 2017

Story mapping is an essential practice for every agile team. The benefits include: 

  • Shared Understanding Through Collaboration: allows distributed teams to conduct collaborative story mapping sessions in real-time by creating simple and elegant story maps alongside JIRA Software agile boards
  • Focus on Desired Customer Outcomes: visualisation of the customer journey allows teams to identify and implement features based on customer outcomes, and track progress at a glance against a story map
  • Bring the Customer Journey to Life: the transformation of the flat backlog to a customer centric story map means teams have a better understanding of their customer journey and what customers want
  • Prioritising Actions Based on Value to Customer: visualisation of the customer journey allows teams to prioritise work based on “value to customer”, resulting in better outcomes and less waste

Easy Agile User Story Maps for JIRA is the simple and elegant way to create story maps in JIRA. It will make your next story mapping session more effective.

Easy Agile User Story Maps for JIRA enables the team to quickly:

  • build the backbone of epics,
  • break down those epics with stories,
  • order stories via drag and drop,
  • estimate stories with inline edit to understand effort, and
  • sequence work into sprints or versions by drag and drop.

Works with Scrum and Kanban JIRA Software boards.

Try Easy Agile User Story Maps today.


LeKisha Boswell Apr 20, 2018

Thanks for sharing this!

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Gonzalo Grágeda Apr 24, 2018 • edited

Perfect! Thank you!!

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Liam Sheerin Oct 22, 2018

When is it coming as standard?

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radimfrancisco Dec 08, 2018

It seems the 'Board' is more development centric view and 'User Story Map' more user centric view

radimfrancisco Dec 10, 2018

Is there a way to use Road Map and Story Map on the same project? It seems that Road Map requires Next Gen Project and Story Map is not supported in Next Gen.

Omar Chin-Keow Dec 18, 2018


I am interested in both also as we need it here and I don't want to choose between them.

Any feedback is better than no feedback.


Nicholas Muldoon Jan 08, 2019

Hi @radimfrancisco, @Omar Chin-Keow,

Easy Agile Roadmaps is available with NextGen projects as it shows issues of all types.

However, for Easy Agile User Story Maps we rely on the Epic Link functionality. Epics are the backbone of the story map, and stories/tasks/bugs shown below are linked using the Jira Software Epic Link.

Unfortunately today the Epic Link is not available on NextGen projects in Jira Software, and that is tracked on this Atlassian Jira Cloud backlog item:

I encourage you to vote and comment on that issue to show your support and bump it up Atlassian's backlog.

As soon as Atlassian provides that functionality we'll implement in Easy Agile User Story Maps.

Thanks so much.

Nick Muldoon
Product Manager, Easy Agile

Lana Shoji I'm New Here Apr 25, 2019

I'm also interested in both the easy agile roadmaps and user story mapping plug-ins. Can you confirm the following:

1) Is Easy Agile Roadmaps only available with NextGen projects and is NOT an option with classic JIRA projects?

2) Easy Agile User story maps continues to be available only on classic projects in JIRA? Any updates?

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Priyanka Ghongade Dec 27, 2018

Thank you for sharing

Maurizio Nataloni Mar 14, 2019

Very useful thanks!

Peter Forsey I'm New Here May 16, 2019

Very useful, thank you!


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