Release updates customers value
with user story mapping

A simple tool to get distributed
product teams on the same
page and discuss tasks visually
on a pre-built User Story Map.
A simple tool to get distributed
product teams on the same
page and discuss tasks visually
on a pre-built User Story Map.
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user story mapping

User story mapping template with customizable layout
Customizable layout
Update, remove or customize any
part of the User Story Map template.
User story mapping template with instant JIRA sync feature
Instant sync with Jira
Create Jira tasks right from
the user stories.
User story mapping template for real-time collaboration
Real-time collaboration
Invite your team to work
together on a User Story Map.
User story mapping template with task voting feature
Voting for stories
Set up voting for your team
and prioritize stories easily.
User story mapping template with visual comments
Mobile apps
for iOS and Android
Quick access to your user story
map while on the go.
User story mapping tutorial
Story mapping tutorial
Free tutorial to help you learn
the framework.

What is a User Story Map?

User story mapping is an approach software companies use
for release planning. It helps product teams stay focused on the
business value and release features that customers care about.
The map consists of user stories written as a < type of user >,
I want < some goal > so that < some outcome >. It is usually
a card for team conversation where success is determined by
the acceptance criteria. The framework helps to get a shared
understanding for the cross-fuctional team of what needs to
be done to satisfy customers' needs.

How to create
a User Story Map

Select the User Story Map template
The ready-to-use layout consists of a sticky
note grid which is customizable for the tasks
right for you.
Invite your team to collaborate
And see how they make changes to a user story
map in real-time.
Identify your user persona
Later you will create user stories from this
person's point of view.
Describe step-by-step user tasks
That your persona needs to acomplish to get
something done. Add as many tasks on the sticker
as you need since the board is endless.
Group user tasks by goals or activities
To make the story less granular and have a strategic
view of the process.
Add user stories below each user task
As {PERSONA} I want to {USER STORY} so that
I can {USER GOAL}. Your persona and its goals
are already written so fill in only user stories.
If you have less stories, remove extra sticky notes.
Prioritize the stories for a sprint
Discuss workload with your team and define
a minimum viable product for the first sprint.
Bonus tip: convert stories into tasks
Get ready for the sprint by converting
RealtimeBoard stickers into Jira tasks.
Select the User Story Map template
The ready-to-use layout consists of a sticky
note grid which is customizable for the tasks
right for you.
Invite your team to collaborate
And see how they make changes to a user story
map in real-time.
Identify your user persona
Later you will create user stories from this
person's point of view.
Describe step-by-step user tasks
That your persona needs to acomplish to get
something done. Add as many tasks on the sticker
as you need since the board is endless.
Group user tasks by goals or activities
To make the story less granular and have a strategic
view of the process.
Add user stories below each user task
As {PERSONA} I want to {USER STORY} so that
I can {USER GOAL}. Your persona and its goals
are already written so fill in only user stories.
If you have less stories, remove extra sticky notes.
Prioritize the stories for a sprint
Discuss workload with your team and define
a minimum viable product for the first sprint.
Bonus tip: convert stories into tasks
Get ready for the sprint by converting
RealtimeBoard stickers into Jira tasks.
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