Writing user stories is always hard. Learn some new techniques to simplify your efforts and get great results.
- Scrum teams that have been together for years…tell me that writing good user stories…is the hardest part of Scrum.…I agree, it's hard and it takes a lot of practice.…So, let's talk about some techniques you can use…to make it easier for you and your team.…Remember, there's a lifecycle to writing stories.…In the beginning of the project…you've got broad ideas of what functional…and non-functional work needs to be delivered.…As a result, stories that are developed early on…are large and often lack details.…
These are known as Epic Stories or Epics.…They're generalizations that need to be broken down…into the user stories that are delivered within a sprint.…It's common that stories begin their life…as part of an Epic and that's okay.…As the team learns more and gains clarity…on the user needs, the Epics are decomposed…to the right user stories.…Remember that user stories should follow the Invest acronym.…Meaning that they are independent, negotiable, valuable…estimable, small, and testable.…
That means that each story can and should…
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