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User story is one of the central concepts of agile software development.

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Should user stories be assigned to team members?

We are using JIRA to manage the scrum process. What I'm curious about is whether the User Story issue type should be assigned to a team member, the PO, or remain unassigned. My gut tells me it should ...
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User story does not fit in a sprint [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Scrum: how to handle backlog-items that are longer than one sprint I have a project with complex user stories which take way longer to implement than spring length. For ...
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Creating user stories for dependent elements in analytics software

Context: analytics software The customer wants to see graphical elements A,B and C in the same area of the screen. Selecting something in A will affect B and C. Similarly, selecting something in B ...
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Making user stories and operational duties

I'm looking for some advice on how to navigate the choppy waters of DevOps/SCRUM with in a team. Background: A team is very operational and has 3 products and 2 engineers, 1 Product Owner, 1 Manager (...
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How to handle 50% of worse than average sprints?

My understanding of Scrum is that I determine the work my team can take on in the next sprint by averaging the number of completed points for the past several sprints. This is an average, so if ...
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How to show different platforms on a user story map?

I'm now a huge fan/believer of Jeff Patton's user story map. I'm currently reading his book.. Jeff talks a lot about depicting different roles on a user story. However, I'm not sure how to do this ...
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How many user stories per person should be completed per sprint? [closed]

Just ran across this figure, and wondering if there's another well know source than would help confirm these numbers: Based on data I analyzed on successfully finished sprints, I determined that a ...
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Is it right to appraise Scrum members according to number of successful user stories completed?

When my Manager told to team that "from now on successful user stories will be considered for appraisal!" We sat there for while shocked and that was one of the several jaw dropping moments ...
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Are “technical user stories” allowed in Scrum?

Are technical user stories allowed in Scrum? If so, what is the standard template for writing technical user stories in Scrum? Is it the same As a <user> I want to do <task> so that I can &...
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How to define complex business rules using User Stories?

A quick and dirty definition of User Story: "As a <role>, I want <goal/desire> so that <benefit>" In this commonly accepted definition there is little space for defining business ...
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Where to place non functional tasks in user story map

I am new with the user story map approach, I started with to compose the stories to be implemented from user perspective, and it seems very promising. However, I am not sure about the non-functional ...
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Should the team reduce future estimates after becoming competent at a new skill, because estimates were increased while learning?

I have been pushing unit testing lately. This is a new skill for my team. I have had 10+ years experience writing unit tests, but I am basically the only person on the team with any experience with ...
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Are user story inputs and outputs the same as acceptance criteria?

In one of his books, Robert Martin provides an example of test-driven pair programming conversation while developing a Bowling Game Scorer in which one asks about user stories' inputs and outputs. ...
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Should User Stories be written for non-build requirements?

I am working on a project which is introducing a new Business Product, that is leveraging existing systems From a requirements perspective, they fall into all these types: A system change is ...
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What exactly is a business rule? [duplicate]

I'm trying to better organize my application architecture, so I've been doing some reading, but I keep running into references to "Business Logic" and "Business Rules". I've never really understood ...
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Multiple roles in user stories

This seems to be a common problem and, after reading these 2 questions What is best pratice for user stories containing two roles and User stories with multiple users/roles I'm still confused. In my ...
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How to give/get the necessary implementation details in agile user stories?

I have a question regarding user stories and with agile in general. I read a few articles about user stories and there is a thing, that is not clear to me. For example in this article there is the ...
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How do I write user stories for system internal requirements?

Some requirements of a system are for the system itself, or for the developers, how do I write user stories for this? For example, there are requirements for a system to: provide APIs so that ...
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User stories with multiple users/roles

I thought this would be a more common problem, but I'm having trouble finding anything that provides a solution for me. I currently have a user story that has 2 users/roles. I am wondering if there ...
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Level of detail of a refined user story in SCRUM

The main subject of my question are the user stories, after they have been put in the backlog, discussed, refined and ready to be put into the upcoming Sprint. Do they have to list all the possible ...
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How can a user story be independent, small AND valuable with big functionalities?

How can a user story be independent and small (following INVEST acronym)? Most of the time we have big functionalities that depends on each other. As an example, we made an interface for users where ...
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What are the disadvantages of performing task breakdown before story estimation?

I have trouble with some of this jargon so I apologize if I misuse some of it. In my past experiences Story Estimation (planning poker estimating how difficult/complex certain tasks will be with ...
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Cloning Jira tickets at the end of a sprint - carrying over effort and points

I have been working with Jira within an Agile scrum like methodology for a while now. What happens quite often is a ticket is estimated and started on. By the end of the sprint 95% of the work is done....
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Is there a recommended format for writing a technical debt story?

Our team is starting to refine a set of stories that cover components and UI as part of an upgrade to a newer version of Angular. These components will then be used to recreate screens in an existing ...
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Do user stories need to be Independent and Valuable or Independently Valuable? [duplicate]

I am trying to split down user stories for a brand new system. This system will record weight readings from a balance connected to a serial port. Due to regulatory data integrity requirements - the ...
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Can stories always be independent (following the INVEST principle)?

I was trying to follow the INVEST approach for our stories but frankly, the “Independent on each other” does not really makes sense. Quite often stories are building functionality upon what has been ...
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How to handle inherited roles in user stories?

I'm having struggles how dealing with inherited roles. Here is an example : As an admin, I want to do something 1 As an admin, I want to do something 2 As a super admin, I want to do something 3 So ...
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Agile User Stories and acceptance criteria

I am writing some agile user stories and acceptance stories for the first time, and was hoping for some feedback from an experienced product manager or developer. I only need to capture the main ...
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How to handle User Story at end of sprint if users want changes?

We just adopted Scrum and completed our first sprint (yeah!) At the Sprint Review, we demoed a User Story for feature X. This feature X worked exactly how described in the User Story from initial ...
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Decoupling User Stories in Agile Development

Based on what I've read, user stories are often cast in a "who", "what", and "why" format, i.e. "[Who] wants the system to do [What], so that [Why]". The "who" and "what" seem easy to grasp. For the ...
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How to deal with reusable use case?

I'm trying to implement the clean architecture and I'm not sure to quite understand when to reuse interactors (use cases). Considering that we have one use case such as get user information and we ...
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Does this count as a user story for a basic Sudoku game?

I am trying to make a user story for a basic Sudoku game, using the agile software development approach. I get the concept behind user stories, but I was just wondering if it was possible to get an ...
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Is it feasible to use User Stories and Use Cases in the same team?

I am trying to encourage working practices that are more agile. I am trying to understand the difference between a Use Case and a User Story. I have read a lot of articles and questions like What'...
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User story - Discussing the secondary actors of a use case

Suppose the client wants to build an online shopping system. If we think of use case scenario, a database or a bank would be a secondary actors to this system. Is it valid to have a user story like ...
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Should complete user story be implemented by one team in context of microservices archicture

I have implemented application using microservices architecture. I take a user story to implement. This involves front end/UI, and two microservices to implement the user story. So I have three ...
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Does the Product Backlog just consists out of User Stories in Agile Development? [closed]

As far as we know, the User Stories are the way a requirement is defined in bounded context with acceptance criteria. On the other hand, the Product Backlog enlists all requirements, i.e., new feature,...
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User Story vs Requirement

User Story captures what the user wants to do with the system at a high level. I understand that the user story would further drive a number low level requirements. Is user story same as high level ...
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How to keep CRUD user stories from being trite and simplistic?

I'm having trouble keeping my user stories for basic operations from sounding ... basic. For example, suppose I'm building a CRM to keep track of clients: C: As a user, I want to create a client, so ...
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Is it common for seemingly small feature additions to involve changing many functions?

I wrote a binary calculator & binary teaching program in the Rust programming language. I was taking an iterative approach in that I decided to first get a basic "learn binary" game started. This ...
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User Stories and Epics

As you know, epics consist of user stories. The user stories are short descriptions which specify the requests of the user. They can be perfect instance of the questions listed below: Who, What, why ...
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Normalizing story points across teams, is there a big problem?

We have been thinking about comparing product size/effort at least roughly and this is what some suggested: There are multiple products, each with one scrum team All the scrum teams estimate their ...
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How to deal with redundant requirements when using Scrum

Changeability is a quality attribute of requirements that is emphasized in some classic literature. To get changeability of requirements, they must not be redundant. However, when dealing with ...
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Can story points be used to describe size of several projects estimated by several teams?

KLOC has been - I think justly - criticized as too inaccurate to express size when comparing several projects. In only one source I found a calculation that uses Story Points and thus allow to compare ...
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How to handle a user story that is significantly larger than estimated

A user story calls for an extension to a current feature. This is reviewed and discussed in planning and given a small/medium point value. Internally within the team the effort is estimated at 2 to 3 ...
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User stories - how to include technology?

In the last few months I spent a lot of time arguing about the role of technical considerations when developing user stories. In my point of view, a lot of stories are not really debatable without ...
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Working Through a User Story

I am trying to tighten up my process for tackling a feature request. Currently, we use trello to manage feature requests using cards. They typically look like this. Card Title: Invite a friend Card ...
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BDD process for SAP development

Perhaps this story should be titled "BDD definitions for agile service stories"... For our .NET-based stories (always vertical slices) we use definitions matching the well known BDD format. ...
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Task-based authorization for user stories

My understanding is that the first step of defining user stories is to define roles. The problem with role-based systems is that this form of authorization is often too coarse-grained. Hence, people ...
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At what Work Item level does the Product Owner prioritize in TFS?

Our team is reviewing our Agile process while we look at moving to Kanban style flow instead of Sprints. One question we are having a hard time answering is At what level (what type of Work Item) ...
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How to write user stories for just one acceptance test?

In an interesting Twitter thread, Ron Jeffries (signer of the original Agile Manifesto) is suggesting that all user stories should be broken down so that they have one, and only one, acceptance test. ...