Story Map

The Story Map app helps you build a backlog of work based on the activities your users need to accomplish. It shows all of the high-level themes your users need to do , broken down into the smaller stories a user would do as part of each theme. For example, a simple auction site might use a story map like this:

Story Map

In CA Agile Central, all of the activities are stored as user stories, so you can prioritize, plan, and track them. Learn more about Story Maps.

Create a Story Map

To use the Story Map, add your high-level themes first. These will automatically be created as stories tagged with Theme in CA Agile Central.


Next, select the theme you want to elaborate and add some children to list the stories your users need to do as part of the larger theme. These will be stored as child stories on the theme story.

Theme Children

Move children

You can re- rank child stories by dragging them. You can also move them under different parent themes by dragging.

Add details

Click on the name of a story to go to its detail page , where you can add a description and other details.

Existing hierarchies

You can add an existing story and its children to the Story Map. Edit the parent story , then apply the Theme tag to it.

We do not recommend using the Story Map to work with existing story hierarchies, as it only manages the first parent and child pair. Instead, consider adding the Story Hierarchy app to your page to take advantage of many more features.

Additional features

Use the Auto Height setting to automatically adjust the vertical space of the app based on the amount of visible data.


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