Opening Cards in CardBoard

If you use all of the features found within CardBoard you may notice something. Your cards can become populated with several different visual indicators that you aren’t sure what they all mean.   Or you may find yourself unsure on what all you can do with cards. Which ever situation you find yourself in, use this guide as a way to …

Understanding Your Business Through the Business Model Canvas

You have a business idea. You need a plan. Here is a solution: the Business Model Canvas.   You need a straightforward way to visualize and help you understand a business model.  With a Business Model canvas you can be led through the many different areas of planning and implementing business strategies and get clear insight on value propositions, resources available, …

Solve Problems and Create Solutions with: Opportunity Canvas

As a product manager you are faced with many challenges. In an ever growing economy you have to stay ahead of the curve to survive as a business. In order to do, you have to understand the business problems and see them in their entirety. With so many factors involved it can difficult. Author of User Story Mapping, Jeff Patton, …

Understanding Kanban and How It Can Increase Productivity

In the Japanese language Kanban is derived to mean a signboard, or more recognizably – a billboard. Within the world of productivity, business, and design it is a scheduling system comprised of 3 parts: So what is the point? Kanban is one the simplest ways to prioritize and keep track of tasks at hand. It creates two structures: visualizing tasks at hand …

NEW UPDATES: Introducing Templates!

When planning a product, the most important piece is the plan itself.   We’ve added new pieces to our product to ensure that your organization is equipped to plan better, and accomplish your goals. We have added templates to CardBoard! Templates will provide you with all sorts of new diagramming capabilities. Take your planning and design to new levels with: Opportunity …

User Story Mapping For Beginners

User Story Mapping (USM) allows for product managers, developers and designers to put a method behind the continuous complexity of product design and creating an awesome User Experience (UX). Creating with USM allows for developers to create products and processes which are user-centered and user experience focused. The process begins with keying in on user goals, and breaking down the …

Modern Product Management techniques for today’s SaaS business

Managing a Software as a Service (SaaS) product can be quite a challenge, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Perhaps the best thing you can do to lead your SaaS product is to use other SaaS products. Whenever you need to do something, always check to see if there is someone out there who already provides a …

Hone in on the cards you really care about with Jira Filters

One of the hidden gems in CardBoard is that you can use Jira Filters to get to the cards you really want to see. This past week, we had several customers ask us “is there any way I can filter out the cards that are done?”.  The answer is yes and we will show you how to do it. Create …

Share your boards with Everyone!

With our new Share Link feature, you can share your user story maps with everyone. Even those that don’t have a CardBoard account. You’ll find it is super easy to get others involved by giving them a link via email, slack, SMS etc. To share your board, click on the Collaborators icon and then select “Share Link”.   Next you’ll …

Say Hello to “Free Text”

You asked, we listened. The new, widely requested “Free Text” tool takes versatility in story mapping to a whole new level. It has universal functionality and is a handy tool for your building process. Let’s take a look at just a few of the ways free text can make your story maps your own. Customization To create free text, drag …