DevMads

StoriesOnBoard

4.5 / 5 25 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Product developers who's top priority is to find the best solutions to their customers' problem within the given time boundaries.


Average Ratings

25 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $7.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    BASIC $7/editor/month; STANDARD $9/editor/month; PRO $15/editor/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • DevMads
  • storiesonboard.com/
  • Hungary

About StoriesOnBoard

StoriesOnBoard is a tool where you can break down your ambitious goals into tangible pieces. Then you can create a roadmap for reaching your goals by identifying the tasks that move toward them the most. By creating a story map youll be able to see the big picture any time, thus instead of losing in tiny details you can focus on your goals for reaching them in a timely fashion. You can share you story maps with your remote team members so youll be able to work with them online.


StoriesOnBoard Features

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Gantt Charts
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Progress Tracking
  • Recurring Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tracking
  • Time Tracking

StoriesOnBoard Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra-loader

Excellent story mapping tool with great collaboration

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The Kanban style boards are very easy to use and great for creating User Stories. The card colors are also useful in creating epics, stories and tasks. We use this software during Design Sprints and Solution Maps, and it's an excellent deliverable to our clients when we're finished.

Cons: The lack of an Undo feature is one of the most painful parts of this software. It's way too easy to delete a whole branch, or move a branch somewhere else, and have no idea what you did. So many hours of work can be lost this way. Only way to avoid losing loads of work is to duplicate your board once in a while.

Easy way to manage your User Stories

Dec 07, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy editing, fast overview over all stories
Just the right amount of features - has what you need, isn't complicated.
Also with the small license with only one admin you can use many "read accounts"

Cons: unfortunately there is no offline functionality, It would be great if you could host the whole thing locally

Overall: We could build a quick overview over all our User Stories and so we had always the progress in view. Our next projects will also be implemented with the help of storiesonboard.

Good app overall

Dec 04, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy it is to build out and arrange/rearrange a story map. The navigation features are very easy to pick up or intuit. Love the structure, release lanes, and ability to export the story map to Excel.

Cons: I would like it if there was an easier way to indicate/tag a task with one or more personas. Currently there's nothing set up to address this specifically. Color-coding can be used, but then would like a way to create a type of persona legend for quick visual queing. Would also like the ability to create page breaks in the text field.

Overall: Great organization, and it provides an easy way for my product owner to capture product vision/roadmap and build out user stories/epics from this tool.

Capterra-loader

Definitely my choice for online User Story Mapping

Dec 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Pleasant look.
Easy editing with shortcuts.
Brilliant integration with Trello & other.
Just the right amount of features - has what you need, but doesn't feel bloated.

Cons: Some quirks in Safari/Mac.
Sometimes I feel a need for one more level at the top of the map (eg. "Actor" above "Activity")

Overall: Convienient way of sharing User Story Mapping results with team & clients.

Capterra-loader

Hands down the most comprehensive story mapping tool available today.

Dec 02, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Two way sync with Trello, Jira, Github, and Tracker integration makes it an easy choice no matter what engineering or development team prefers. Awesome for bridging and focusing upon product management and strategy prior to committing to development.

Cons: The only thing missing for me, last time I checked, was attachment sync and maybe showing card covers.

Overall: Team alignment, quality delivery, easy to see the forest for the trees and keep tabs on project status, and to zero in on the problems and bottlenecks.

StoriesOnBoard provides a much needed holistic view of the project work that needs to be completed.

Dec 01, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: StoriesOnBoard filled a gap between the planning meetings and the day to day project execution. Before it was difficult for the project team and manager to see the big picture of the goals of the project as we were either using a physical wall to track tasks or a task tracking tool. Having team members remote, it was very difficult to work just using a physical project board. StoriesOnBoard allows the entire team to see the board online, quickly see the status of the tasks and easily update the tasks. There is virtually no learning curve to use this product, which is very important to team members who need to use their allocated time to do the work for the project rather than trying to figure out how to use a project tracking tool.
As the project manager, I also like the ability to export to a spreadsheet format.

Cons: We are an office 365 shop. Would like to see some type of integration there rather than just export.

Overall: This software gives be a high level view of the work that needs to be implemented instead of just the current iteration's work. It is very easy to use and have the team participate.

Capterra-loader

A great product for Story Maps

Dec 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Of all the products with some sort of feature for creating Story Maps, ProductsOnBoard surely is the one that gives the user the best experience and feel for that important and strategic work. It has the features that you expect and the keyboard shortcuts work as they should, giving the user a great user interface.

Cons: StoriesOnBoard is a Story Mapping tool. And thats it. As a starting entrepreuner sometimes we have to choose wisely where to put the money. And, for small businesses, paying for a platform that will have only one use in your workflow maybe is not the smarter choice.

Overall: Me and my team created great StoryMaps with it. It really has all you can ask for in the StoryMapping business. But, after some time, we moved to another platform that integrated Story Maps with other processes of our workflow.

Capterra-loader

It is an must have tool for all organizations which have multiple depended projects.

Dec 01, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It gives a one place access to get information on all running projects. It has some excellent options to customize and group the cards based on the type of work, Project. The swim lines options is very useful in prioritizing the work.

Cons: The UI/UX has to be tweaked a bit to be more keyboard friendly. There are not many keyboard shortcuts. Deleting a card is bit painful as it is a 2 step process.

Capterra-loader

Simple intuitive, just like using postits, definetley would recommend.

Nov 30, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I love Jira integration, its very simple. Would like to have more fields and custom statuses to link to. Also Epic support could be good

Cons: No offline functionality, when connection is lost it gets choppy and slow. Also the "presenter mode" is not that useful.

Overall: Good price for quality ratio.

Awesome product to organise your epics and user stories

Nov 30, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: One of the best story mapping tool I came across. Very easy to navigate around, manage & categorise stories, releases/milestones planning, Jira integration, export to excel... Has all the flexibility we need at the right price.

Cons: While there are some minor usability annoyances there is nothing major to complain about. I would love to see soon some better searching & filtering capability.

Overall: Improved transparency and collaboration for our team

Capterra-loader

Decent software

Nov 30, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Integration with jira
Nice mapping for stories, comments inside a ticket add value, so generally it is nice to use, though some improvements might help

Cons: Ux is poor, many actions are counterintuitive , but after everything is set it's fine. So generally it is a good tool, where ch requires some improvements

Great product for forming a product backlog & visualizing customer journey with teams

Nov 30, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Love the intuitive interface--easy to search your workspace, cards feel real, two level collapsed board view, story map panning & zooming works great. Good keyboard shortcuts. Overall I'd describe it as streamlined and pleasant to use. They highlight counts of cards, allow you to use labels, collapse and expand, manage users & see an activity feed, etc. Yes, you can connect your workspace to your JIRA instance and keep cards synchronized between map & project. I get the feeling that the team cares about delivering a great product to their users from the updates they make and the tone/content of the newsletter.

Cons: Like many comparable software products, you must upgrade to have the import/export functionality or JIRA integration. I also wish there were an easier way to share a snapshot of a board. Sometimes I need to share a view of the board with a stakeholder, I want them to be able to quickly view without having to login, and a PDF or screenshot won't cut it.

Overall: I am a fan of the story mapping process and StoriesOnBoard does the right things to allow collaboration around that process. It's hugely helpful for building a board and not worrying about the tool. It's easy enough to use that you can dive right in. We use it to improve our early project planning and have definitely seen the benefit throughout the life of the project.

Capterra-loader

Using the product for road-mapping and stakeholder presentations.

Nov 30, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's simple to follow the flow of what we are working on as a product team. The parent-child relationships of the cards make features and functionality easy to define for stakeholders and team members.

Cons: Would love to see some more flexibility in how cards can be created and managed. More layers would also be helpful.

Overall: A clear description of our product road map that we can use to communicate to stakeholders.

Saves a ton of time and frustration. Great Jira integration

Nov 30, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's sticky notes on steroids. Easily the best online story mapping software I've used. Jira integration is awesome. I hate making Jira cards so being able to push and sync the work I do in StoriesonBoard to Jira is a major time/sanity saver. . Overall, it's very easy to set up, use and modify. There are a few oddities about it that are a little annoying, but overall it's been a great tool for me and my team.

Cons: These are very specific things that maybe just bother me but here they are. Rearranging releases could be easier (drag and drop maybe), the description section of the card is not scrollable when editing- have to use the arrow keys to see what above of below the fold. Adding color to a card is a little funny. Maybe just show all the available colors off the bat instead of selecting the colors you want to use before you can apply a color. Petty things, I know. :)

Overall: Saves me a lot of time and provides everything I need.

Very simple process, timely delivery, great customer service and good review.

Nov 30, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Convenient, cost effective and simple. There is a wide selection of products that are often offered at a lower price than retail. They also have great sales. Amazon prime is a great option for anyone using the software as it guaranties satisfaction and timely arrival.

Cons: Hard to tell name brands vs imitations and quality. Assessing size/fit is difficult. I have ordered glasses for example, that were supposed to be polarized Ray Bans, however upon arrival they clearly were not authentic. Be weary of non-amazon prime content.

Capterra-loader

It helped view bigger picture and categories stories easily

Nov 30, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Storyboard view. Moving stories across different releases is easy. Updating the story title without opening the story is a plus.

Cons: Editing on the storyboard is not very intuitive. Integration capabilities are limited. The export option can be improved to be integrated.

Perfect for sharing our physical map with team members in other offices

Nov 30, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It works in the same way I'd story map with physical post-its/cards so it fits perfectly into our process. It does what it does well, is simple and easy to use. I really like the fact that I can give my entire team view only access without having to pay for additional licenses.

Story mapping made simple

Nov 30, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I can easily view my short term and long term plans, and share them with my distributed team. The connection to Jira makes getting the next batch up requirements to the dev team quick and easy.

Cons: It only allows for one integration per story map, so managing one product tied to multiple projects in Jira can be difficult.

Love the tool. We use it for planning with stakeholders as well as tracking implementation

Nov 30, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use and flexibility of the tool. We find this tool extremely important to kicking off new projects

Cons: The export doesnt export all fields, but that is minor. Some of the colors of the cards don't carry over, but i highlight them after the fact.

Capterra-loader

Not so easy to use if you try to move more than 1 card to another place.

Nov 30, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: The possibility to make a story map, is a novel tool, easy to use in some aspects, integration with tools like Jira is simple and easy to use. the view of 2 and 3 levels seems like a good idea.

Cons:

313/5000
exchanging cards between columns is so simple, in some cases it is complicated, we do not have a possibility of moving in lots or multiple selection of cards, it creates a card is not so simple, there is no quick search, the printing option is not friendly, export in XLS could be better.

Overall:
an easy way to express the client in a digital way a story map

Capterra-loader

Storiesonboard allows our team to plan and create releases for upcoming features

Nov 30, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: - You can easily create releases
- Creating stories and adding pictures is great
- Github integration really helps us push and track our stories and how we deliver on them
- It is extremely easy to copy your story map into storiesonboard and continue to maintain it from there

Cons: - The only only at the moment is that managing releases is not the best. You need to go into a separate menu just to move releases around. When working with micro releases this is a hassle.

Overall: This software has transformed my workflow from helping me translate a massive story map during project discovery to helping me continue creating stories and building releases for features that we continue to deliver.

I can't imagine my workflow without it.

Simple tool allows me to story map a large project before and during software development

Nov 30, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love all of the features. It's hardly missing anything. Very simple to use, fairly priced, no bugs that I'm aware of.

Cons: I would love an integration with Aha! so that I can view and edit my stories there before pushing them to JIRA.

Stories on Board is a simple, easy to use agile user story mapping tool. Love it!

Nov 30, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: My team used Stories on Board as our story mapping tool of choice for a requirements definition project with a client. We ran 8-10 story mapping workshops using the tool and documenting the stories as we progressed through the workshops. The client loved the tool as did we. It was very effective for capturing the stories, quickly moving things around as priorities shifted or became more clear (e.g., capturing Minimum Viable Product). We used the color coding feature extensively to help us and the client track which stories were (1) identified but not yet documented, (2) partially or full documented but not yet agreed, and (3) fully agreed by the client. It was effective at capturing the major workflow associated with the epic-level story, and then breaking those down into individual story cards. We assessed a few other tools but found them to be too complicated and/or too expensive for what we needed. We wanted something simple and Stories on Board fit our need.

Cons: Our client didn't use the tool, so we had to export everything into Excel and/or Word for delivery to them at the end of the process, which was a bit cumbersome. Not really a knock on the tool though; would have been easier if the client would have just used the tool also!

Overall: Fast and simple to set up and use
Works great for facilitating agile story mapping workshops with business and IT stakeholders

Very helpful for story mapping.

Nov 30, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy and intuitive user interface
Ability to group cards into releases
Seamless integration with Jira

Cons: Drag and drop feature doesn't work very when there is a lot of cards and you need to scroll something down outside the current view.
Integration only works with 1 Jira instance, would nice to be able to connect to multiple.

Very easy and intuitive to use.

Nov 30, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. It's very intuitive for someone new to the product to jump in and get a pretty good idea of what's going on very quickly.

Cons: I would like an easier way to view the "color key" that we use throughout the story map. I always find myself clicking into individual, random cards when I need to view what color represents what.