10X: Field Dictionary for Story Creation

The table below presents the primary fields used to create a story in Jira Align, along with their meanings, field types, and allowable values:

* - field can be managed using Details Panels Settings 

Data Field Required/Optional Description/Purpose Field Type Values/Validations
Story Template Optional Lists the available templates that can be used to create the given story. Link This option is only available for newly created stories. Selecting the link allows you to search for existing templates.  New templates are created if you set the story's Type field to Template.
Story Name Required The story's title. Text Free-form
Story Required The story's description or purpose. HTML/Text Free-form
Program Required Assigns story to a primary program. Drop-down   All programs in the system that the user is a member of are available for selection
State Required Indicates where in the development process the story is. Rigid hierarchy is required as this drives many reports and workflows in Jira Align. The system defaults to 0-Pending Approval. Drop-down   System-defined:
-0-Pending Approval
-1-Ready To Start
-2-In Progress
-3-Dev Complete
-4-Test Complete
Type Optional* Indicates the type of the story; most stories should be User type stories. Drop-down   System-defined:
-Automation
-Database
-Defect
-Design spike
-Enablement
-Template
-User
MMF Optional* Shows whether the story is a part of the minimum marketable feature. This is typically determined during story mapping and is critical for optimal flow and impact. Drop-down Yes or No
Automation Optional* Identifies the level of automation related to the story. Drop-down   System-defined:
-Not Reviewed
-Not Automated
-Partially Automated
-Fully Automated
Program Required Assigns a story to a primary program. Drop-down   Available programs created by your administrator
Assigned  Optional* The person ultimately responsible for the end delivery of the story. Drop-down   This field is enabled once the program is selected. Only users within the program will show up in this dropdown.
Find Feature Optional Find a feature you want to make a parent of this story. Search box Features tied to the selected program are included
Feature Optional* The parent feature of this story. If a story belongs to a completed sprint, only a Super Admin can change its parent feature. Display/Remove Selection Features tied to the selected program are included
Program Increment Optional* Assigns the story to the planning increment(s) that it is intended for development in. Eligible PIs appear for selection after the user selects a primary program. Drop-down   Program increments tied to the selected program are included
Release Vehicle Optional* Assigns story to the value delivery construct the story will be delivered in. Selection box Available when the associated program increment is selected
Team Optional Assigns the story to a team. Drop-down   Available when the associated program is selected
Sprint Optional Assigns the story to a sprint that the development team intends to work on. Drop-down   Available when the associated program is selected. Defaults to Unassigned Backlog
Value Points Optional* Used to assign value to the story. Drop-down   Defined by Admin. Defaults to Fibonacci 
Effort Points Optional* Used to assign a relative size to the story. Drop-down   Defined by Admin. Defaults to Fibonacci 
Tags Optional When desired categorization is not provided, allows the user to tag/label story with any free-form item for use in filtering reports. Text Any
Developmental Step Optional* Ties the story to a value stream process step; used to provide a continuous flow of value through the agile process.  Drop-down   Available value stream process steps tied to the selected program
Design Assumptions and Notes Optional* Used to add information about assumptions, along with any additional notes. Text Free-form
Persona Optional* Used to assign a persona (system user) to a story Drop-down   Personas associated with the program are displayed in the dropdown for selection
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