StoriesOnBoard

RATING:

4.48

(80)

What is StoriesOnBoard?

StoriesOnBoard is a lightweight product management tool designed for agile product teams. Develop and prioritize ideas, understand user requirements, and turn them into user stories and features. Collaborate effectively, plan and manage iterations and build product prototypes. Collect and manage feedback, feature ideas, and requirements, and invite stakeholders, and even customers to plan what to develop next. StoriesOnBoard has integrations wit...

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How much doesStoriesOnBoard Cost?

Price starts from $9.00 per month

StoriesOnBoard offers a free trial for 14 days, after which the following plans are available. If paid annually, there's a 30% discount. Pl... read more

Free trial: available

Free version: available

What Features doesStoriesOnBoard offer?

Top StoriesOnBoard features and user ratings for each are:

Collaboration Tools

4.1

(27)

Task Management

4.0

(24)

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Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Agile Methodologies
Alerts/Notifications
API
Backlog Management
Charting
Commenting/Notes
Customer Journey Mapping
Customizable Fields
Data Import/Export

What Deployment Options doesStoriesOnBoard offer?

StoriesOnBoard offers the following deployment options:

Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based
Windows (Desktop)
Chromebook (Desktop)
Mac (Desktop)
Linux (Desktop)
Windows (On-Premise)
Linux (On-Premise)

StoriesOnBoard does not offer:

iPhone (Mobile)
Android (Mobile)
iPad (Mobile)

StoriesOnBoard Reviews

Overall Rating

4.48

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for StoriesOnBoard

1 - 5 of 80 Reviews

Anonymous

11-50 employees

Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Reviewed November 2017

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

OVERALL RATING

5.0

EASE OF USE

5.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

5.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5.0

FUNCTIONALITY

5.0

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

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!

Eric

More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Reviewed November 2017

Saves a ton of time and frustration. Great Jira integration

OVERALL RATING

5.0

EASE OF USE

5.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

5.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5.0

FUNCTIONALITY

5.0

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

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. :)

User Profile

Wilfrido

Verified reviewer

11-50 employees

Internet

Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

Reviewed November 2017

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

OVERALL RATING

3.0

EASE OF USE

3.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

2.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3.0

FUNCTIONALITY

4.0

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

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.

Anonymous

11-50 employees

Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Reviewed November 2017

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

OVERALL RATING

5.0

EASE OF USE

5.0

FUNCTIONALITY

5.0

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.

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.

Jeremy

Verified reviewer

1,001-5,000 employees

Education Management

More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Reviewed April 2021

Product Story Mapping on Student Projects

OVERALL RATING

4.0

EASE OF USE

3.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

5.0

FUNCTIONALITY

5.0

We use Stories on Board with our student teams to get them to understand the product/solution better than just diving into the coding. This system allow for them to really lay out the product in advance and then use the map to help everyone know where they are with their work.

PROS

I like the ability to be able to easily do the release planning right from your story map. Also the GitHub integration saved the teams a ton of time.

CONS

The user interface is still a little clunky. Sometimes you are not sure how to do a task so you have to try something and potentially back it out to correct things.

Reason for choosing StoriesOnBoard

I really liked all of the additional educational aspects that were with Stories on Board. Also, they really understood the story mapping process and how it should be visualized. It seemed that other systems really missed the mark on that.

Vendor Response

Hi Jeremy, Thank you for your review on StoriesOnBoard. We are so happy to hear you found all our educative content helpful! In case you are having trouble finding anything, feel free to message our support team via the Intercom bubble, they are here to help. Cheers, The StoriesOnBoard Team

Replied April 2021