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Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve your User Stories

Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve your User Stories

"User stories" are a key component of agile approaches. How can you optimize the development of these scenarios?

Author(s): Gojko Adzic, David Evans

Publisher: Neuri Consulting LLP

Date of publication: 2014

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The Scrum methodology, along with agile approaches in general, recommends that teams work on user scenarios rather than on features that may be disconnected from final requirements. Articulating functional specifications as “user stories” puts tasks back on a human level and focuses teams on the value that must ultimately be produced for customers. But, beyond the principle, the art of identifying and drafting these scenarios is as crucial as it is tricky. In this book, Gojko Adzic and David Evans provide fifty concrete ideas to help product managers with this task. For example, they will learn how to create more powerful stories by focusing on changes expected by users or on the benefits for the system. Parts 2 and 3 hone in on how to use these stories as springboards for team discussions concerning planning and priorities. Parts 4 and 5 provide tips on how to better divide your stories and make them evolve from one cycle to the next. A practical and pragmatic book.