Easy Agile User Story Maps Feature Log

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June 2021 | Version 6.6.0

We’re making sprint planning quicker and more seamless for our customers who use the Story Map during their sprint planning sessions.

No more tedious scrolling & dragging issues across the story map, using our new quick actions menu you can now send issues:

  • to the top and bottom of the backlog, or
  • to another sprint


By scaling the usability of the Story Map we aim to reduce the time wasted creating and re-positioning issues, to make it more effective for planning. The quick actions menu will reduce the time wasted on “fiddly admin work” in sprint planning meetings.

May 2021 | Version 6.5.0

Our customers favourite feature in Easy Agile User Story Maps just got better!

We know you love Easy Agile User Story Maps because it provides the context of being able to organise your backlog into epics and sprints for a holistic view of your team's work.

We're excited to share that you can now create both issues and epics right on the Story Map, and according to priority as the conversation unfolds.

Up until now issues could only be created on the Story Map at the bottom of the list of issues under an epic.

Some of our customers had dozens of issues underneath an epic in a sprint. We quickly understood how frustrating it was to have to scroll all the way to the bottom to create an issue, and then drag it into place according to priority.

With this release you can say goodbye to the dreaded scroll and hello to smoother sprint planning sessions!

Easy Agile User Story Maps can keep up with the pace of your workflows and conversation, enabling quick and fluid pre-planning, sprint planning and backlog grooming sessions with one-touch issue creation.

We believe this is the easiest and fastest ways to create issues in Jira - big call we know!

We know you work in a fast-paced environment and we think the tools that support your workflow should too.

Quick create issues and epics GIF

The result?

✅ Create, schedule and prioritise issues with one touch and one step

✅ Break down epics into stories and tasks within context

✅ A responsive tool for fluid and collaborative conversations

January 2021 | Version 6.3.0

Your ability to customise your focus of the User Story Map just got a whole lot better.

The User Story Map is a powerful tool to align your team with a holistic representation of your work, and the customer journey. But what about when you're back at your desk or kicking off a Sprint Planning session and don't need to see the whole picture?

The latest release of Easy Agile User Story Map revolutionises the way you can use the Story Map by helping you to focus on the work you care about - quickly and easily each time.

Saved Views allows you to take full advantage of the filtering options available to you in the filters drawer from our previous release, where you can filter your Story Map by Epics, Issues, assignees and components to customise your view.

The best bit is you can now save that view, ready for you each time you log in to your Story Map and share it with others across your team.

How does this help me?

🎯 Save time with a saved view

A Saved View lets you apply a combinations of filters and toggles to generate a unique view of how you'd like to see your Story Map and save it for later. This means it's quicker and easier for you to focus on the work that matters without the noise.

🏋️‍♀️ Make the Story Map work for you

Instead of the bottomless backlog, creating issues directly on the Story Map means they are always planned into a Sprint or Version and always linked to an Epic. A Saved View means you can now use the Story Map to monitor the work you care about with the added context of the bigger picture - keeping it all in the one place.

🔥 Scale the conversation

Share your view of the Story Map with others in your team so you can start and finish the Sprint on the same page.

Scrum Masters and Product Owners can scale Sprint Planning efforts while saving time, with the ability to easily monitor progress at a team and meta team level.

Want to learn more about how to run an effective Sprint Planning session using Easy Agile User Story Maps? We have an on demand webinar:

Where do I start?

Teagan Harbridge, Head of Product, walks you through how to create, save, share, update and delete a Saved View using the filtering capability in Easy Agile User Story Maps

When might I use a Saved View?

Save the Story Map to show works in progress, for yourself or your team

✅ Scrum Master and Product Owners can easily focus on unestimated work for Backlog Grooming

✅ Share a focused view with your whole team during a Sprint kick off

We are continually improving our products' performance and features. If you are unable to view the features we've detailed here, it means you aren't on the latest version of Easy Agile User Story Maps. Only a Jira administrator can update this for you.

Please feel free to use the sample copy below to reach out to your IT help desk to ask for an update to the latest version of Easy Agile User Story Maps.

Sample update request message

Hi there,

I've recently learnt that the version of Easy Agile Programs we have installed is outdated. We're missing out on critical updates, performance improvements and new features to help me do my job more effectively and to get the most value out of the product.

The latest version of Easy Agile Programs is compatible with all currently supported versions of Jira and can be easily updated by using the "Universal Plugin Manager" in Jira.

You can read all about the releases here.

To find out how you can upgrade this app via the Atlassian Universal Plugin Manager, please visit this page.

Kind regards,

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