In this video, Angela provides a working example of how a team can create and use acceptance criteria, from the user perspective. Learn how acceptance criteria help the team dialog and create shared understanding to build and test the product.
- So how do we know the user story will meet…all of the users expectations?…Teams define this with acceptance criteria,…which are the conditions that tell us…when the user story is working as intended…and satisfying the customer.…Although the team may define it altogether,…the product owner plays the main role in deciding…on this acceptance criteria.…These conditions are typically created and owned…by the product owner and are attached to the user story.…
Acceptance criteria help the team define…what success looks like from a user perspective…instead of a it's been coded perspective.…Acceptance criteria are typically a list of statements…that have a clear result.…Think of them like statements you could…build to test the product.…They might contain scenarios, rules,…and logic that create a specific outcome for a user.…Or there might be nonfunctional requirements like security,…performance, expected volumes, response times,…and thresholds of performance.…
I like to keep acceptance criteria for each story to about…
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- Rallying your team around the product vision
- Creating an agile product roadmap
- Creating a release plan focused on value
- Breaking down features
- Setting up, creating, and analyzing user story maps
- Collaborating on the big picture
- Leveraging user stories
- Prioritizing the product backlog
- Working with your team
- Defining what "ready" and "done" mean
- Avoiding technical debt
- Guiding your team through estimating exercises
- Making sprint planning and standup meetings beneficial