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First steps

After installation, Story Mapping app will be available in all projects.

See the Administrators Guide on how to only enable the app on certain projects.

The app will first redirect you to the overview screen of a project, where you can add and manage story maps. The app attaches user story maps to projects. However, this does not mean that they are limited in this way. You can add issues from any project and configure boards with multiple projects to use as backlog for the story map.

Adding a new story map

You can create new story map by clicking the button in the top right corner.

The welcome assistant will open - where you can specify a name for the story map. You can then define which issue you want to use for the activity row of the story map. See our best practice guide that describes the structure of a user story map. If you leave this field empty, the map will either (a) pick the standard epic issue type or (b) ask again when opening the map if the standard epic type is not available in your project.

Lastly, you can select an agile board to use as a backlog. This step is optional. You can either select a board later or add the issues manually to the story map if you do not want to use Jira Software features or only have a Jira Core license.

Importing Issues

The welcome assistant lets you import issues with the selected issue type automatically, either from the current project or - if you have selected one - from the agile board.

This way for example, existing epics and all issues within those epics will be imported into the story map. Please beware that it is discouraged to manage the same issues from multiple story maps.