The Bauer Agile User Story Map add-on for JIRA is a tool to help you implement Jeff Patton’s user story map. This add-on is available both for cloud and local JIRA environments. This user guide provides an overview of user story maps, and also instructions on how to install and use the Bauer Agile User Story Map add-on.
First, let’s get familiar with the elements of a user story map. Simple speaking, the story map is a a very flexible matrix for organizing user stories. A user story map consists of these major elements:
Epics — in a complete user story map, a series of epics will appear along the top row (see the figure). Each epic appears as a single gray card.
The story map is built foundation upon the relationship between each of the stories and their corresponding epic (which is explained at length in specialized literature). It’s important to realize that an epic is merely a very large story that consists of many small stories.