Is it forced to use "Epics" as a backbone or can I use manually input steps as a backbone columns?

Hi! Providing that the story map is being created using a set of "backbone" columns, not necessarily reflecting Jira "Epics" structure, can I define somehow or input manually the column names& groupings?

E.g. if there is a backbone structure in place (on paper), there is a different epics structure, and I would just like to use the plugin only visualize the concept from the paper using jira user stories...

If impossible, how would you advise to visualize the map?



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Hi Jan, thanks for reaching out.

Easy Agile User Story Maps uses the Epic issue type provided by Jira Software to represent customer activities on the backbone. You can read more about our thoughts and philosophies on this in this blog post.

We use the Epic issue type so that we can link between Epics and their children Stories. This means that you can use the Epic Reports that Jira Software provides to understand progress. It also means that you can see the children stories on the view Issue page.

Thanks Jan.

Kind Regards,
Seamus Kieran
Easy Agile Support Team

Thank you, Jan

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