Tool for storymapping
even thogh the new backlog feature is great, It's still a hard job to handle epics and stories in a good way. Idealy I would llike a story mapping tool.
ALM Ranger project candidate
Out of scope for ALM Rangers at this stage.
There is now a marketplace extension for User Story Mapping on VSTS/TFS, called SpecMap: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=techtalk.specmap
Jim Brisson commented
You can do story mapping in excel for tree data exported from TFS. I describe how to do this here => http://jimbrissononagile.blogspot.com/.
I want to be able to view and build my requirement as epics and stories there the different stories is goign into different sprints.
This can not be done today.
+ As a user I would like to add and view userstories as childs to other user stories (Epics)
+ As a user I would like to view requirements hierarchys and set internal prio by drag and drop
+ As a user I would like to view requirements hierarchys and set Iteration by drag and drop.
we are offering a tool called SpecLog (www.speclog.net) that specifically targets story mapping and allows synchronizing maps with TFS product backlogs.
SpecLog also allows building living documentation systems based on SpecFlow (www.specflow.org). You can use story maps as higher level view on completed features, enriched with "executable specifications" based on SpecFlow.
David Starr briefly showed the concept of living documentation systems in his recent TechEd talk: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012/AAP311
Why are the Backlog boards not sufficient? What is the exact pain and how would you suggest we solve the problem?