user stories

User Stories: Making the Vertical Slice

By |2019-12-23T04:20:09-05:00September 28th, 2018|Process|

One of the challenges I continually observe Scrum teams struggle with in their Agile adoption is the concept of vertical story slicing. As described by Wikipedia a vertical slice “refers to a cross-sectional slice through the layers that form the structure of the software code base.” For example, a simple ...
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[DELETE] User Story

By |2019-11-13T02:11:57-05:00March 14th, 2013|Process, Product|

I have written on user stories before, so please understand that I love user stories.  When used thoughtfully, I feel user stories can be a very powerful way to create a collaborative dynamic between the business and product developers.  User stories have the innate ability to rebalance the conversation between technical ...
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User stories vs user goals

By |2019-11-20T11:39:04-05:00February 27th, 2013|Process, Product|

 The problem: Agile developers want user stories; product managers want to bring back stories from the market about users. What we REALLY need is to understand user goals. Is there a difference? Let’s see. User stories are one of the most misunderstood and misapplied artifacts of Agile development. As often happens ...
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Writing Good User Stories

By |2019-11-13T03:10:18-05:00February 7th, 2011|Process|

User stories are tool that originated from Extreme Programming and have become the de facto way Agile teams document and collect their requirements.  There is a lot written on user stories (link, link, link), so I am just going to talk about what I consider important in writing good stories since I ...
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