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

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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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The business and architecture challenge behind creating effective user stories

A friend of mine in another department had a problem and came to me with a question that I wasn't sure how to help him with. He recently became promoted to architect and he was put in charge of ...
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What's the purpose of 'so that' clause in user story definition?

A user story can be defined in a sentence like: As a <type of user> I want <some goal> so that <some reason> Just Google for 'user story formula' and first links all propose this ...
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Agile methods and Databases at the start of the project

New to agile and I'm not sure how to start. The idea is to create small parts of the project in sprints. However the project I'm working of requires a database and the database must be almost ...
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Daily Scrum Meeting (Burndown chart)

Here is an example: early in the morning of the second day of the Sprint (during the stand up) I go to the board and see that the story I worked the previous day (first day of Sprint) contains a big "...
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If a story is de-scoped during the iteration then what to do with its estimate/size?

Sometimes we change user story scope to complete it during the iteration. For example, Original story (8 points): As a user i want to save my data as PDF. De-Scoped story: As a user i want to save ...
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Who should define, assign, implement, and follow the tasks in Scrum?

Roles in scrum are Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Scrum Team. A user story should also break down into smaller pieces called tasks. A task seems to have four phases, namely, definition, assignment, ...
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When to mark a user story as done in scrum?

There is a notion in scrum that emphasizes delivery of workable units at the end of each sprint. Each workable unit also maps directly of indirectly to a user story and when in new sprint PO ...
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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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