Add an additional level to the story map (Easy Agile User Story Maps for JIRA)


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?


Best regards,


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Hi Johan,

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.

Nick Muldoon
Easy Agile 

Any update on Portfolio support? Plans? ETA?


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

Some progress on this topic

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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 so I've got your contact details for when we explore this in more detail.

Thanks Jose, have a good day.


Nick Muldoon
Product Manager, Easy Agile

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