Storymap Help

In the Storymap view, all the items in the Storymap Tree are shown top-down, starting from the Circle. You may choose to show only part of the tree by selecting from the dropdown menu at the top left corner of the pane. If you want to show tree sections stemming from a specific card downwards then click on the card to make it current. The card will then appear in the selection menu at the top.


The Storymap view can be divided into a number of panes. The primary pane in the middle and the secondary pane to the right both show a selected section of the Storymap Tree (based on selected root card). 

The pane to the left is an input pane, showing a filtered and sorted collection or cards, such as all items in the inbox or based on free text search.

Cards can be dragged from the right pane or between the primary and secondary panes in order to move the items or to create relations among them.

The right pane show the details of the current selected card.


A relation could for example be that a story is part of a sprint. The relation is shown as a line between the story and the sprint cards. You can hide or show different types of relations from the View menu at the top. 

Details on the relations can be accessed here.

See Connections

The connections map is available in the Storymap to give a quick overview of the impact a specific story or other item has, such as when and where it is planned, what it solves or what depends on it.
It shows the card centered and all the other items impacted by it, suspended around it as can be seen in the snippet below:

To see the connections map of a particular story or any other item in the Story Map, right click its card and there should be a menu item to do that.
Once open, the details of any of the cards can be seen by clicking to select and then unfolding the right pane.
To close the connections map, click anywhere outside the cards on display.

Delegating to Other Circles

Delegation can be done when the Circle is part of an organization that has multiple teams working in different Circles i.e. with individual product backlogs, and work needs to be shared between them. Epics, Stories, Issues and Ideas can be delegated to and from Circles, from their context menu accessible via right click or menu icon. The only requirement is that connection between the Circles should have been established in the Circle Map. More on delegation here.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Enter key will open a modal window with the overview of the currently selected card.

Alt key held down and drag from one card to another, except from Releases/Milestones, creates a relation between them.

Up, Down, Right and Left arrow keys switch selected items, respectively.

Esc will close any open modal windows or forms.