Sometimes it is best to break things down into tiny pieces in order for a team to come together on value-driven functionality. Learn about the strategies a product owner can use to slice or split user stories to help refine backlog and meet user needs.
- Story slicing or splitting is an essential skill,…and can prevent many of the typical challenges…agile teams experience.…The features on the roadmap are bundles of…functionality that the team typically takes…many sprints to create.…To build these features effectively…and get the value delivered in increments,…the functionality needs to be broken down…further into user stories.…Many times, the team keeps splitting the user stories…into smaller increments of value,…so they can complete the story in a sprint.…
This process is called "story-splitting" or…"story-slicing".…This becomes an important skill for product owners…as they refine the backlog and work with the team…in sprint planning.…It helps ensure the team can estimate and commit…to the work, and that the item is…valuable to the customer and product owner,…rather than breaking down the user story…by technical tasks.…If user stories are chunked out by a…technical task or a component,…then you as a product owner will have a…difficult time prioritizing,…since the technical piece does not really…
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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