Avion offers a unique way to visualize your links, dependencies, blockers and duplication right on the story map. Dependencies can be easily toggled on and off to allow you a glance at your linking relationships between cards, without getting in the way of planning.

Create dependencies

Add a dependency to a story using the Add dependency button on a story. You can then type the name of a card on the current story map to link to, as well as select the type of link relationship. The available relationships are:

  • Links to

  • Blocks

  • Is blocked by

  • Depends on

  • Is depended on by

  • Duplicates

  • Is duplicated by

As you might have noticed from the above list of relationships, Avion tracks the direction of the link. This is denoted using an arrow on the card link.

Toggling visibility of dependencies

To see your dependencies drawn on the story map, you will need to toggle them on using the toggle in the toolbar, or the keyboard shortcut L.

You can add dependencies from stories to steps or journeys. These will display on the story like any other, but currently, we do not draw these dependencies on the story map as visual lines. This is due to the backbone being sticky (it sticks as you scroll vertically), which would make dependency lines very annoying as you scroll.

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