Posts Tagged "user stories"

How we use stories

Nov 01 2009

All our work items, both user-focused and technical, are stories framed in the context of a user interacting with the product. Each…

XPDAY7: Embrace uncertainty

Nov 01 2007

In his keynote, Jeff Patton reminded us to embrace uncertainty and asked if we’ve forgotten the meaning of iteration. Pascal has written about the keynote and has included some photos. Kerry Buckley also has…

Vertical slicing

Oct 01 2007

Develop a user story incrementally using a technique called vertical slicing. Drive a thin vertical slice through the story, from UI to…

XPDAY2006: Experiments in Agile Estimation

Dec 01 2006

  Experiments in Agile Estimation was a workshop, facilitated by Mike Hill, Nils Haugen and Stein Grimstad, that explored planning poker as a group estimation technique. For the first experiment we…

Retrospective: Attack of the oversized story cards

Nov 01 2006

For this week’s iteration retrospective we tried a homegrown variation on the usual heartbeat format. The idea was to condense the brainstorming…

Planning board and story cards

Sep 01 2006

Card colors White for business value stories from our customer. Blue for technical debt and engineering work. Pink for defects. Yellow for engineering…

User stories part 1: What is a user story and who writes them?

Feb 01 2006

What’s a user story? A user story is a distinct unit of customer-visible functionality, which does not have to represent value to the…

User stories part 2: Adaptive planning

Feb 01 2006

Planning in detail too far into the future can be wasteful because changes will inevitably happen and they can’t be predicted. The horizon of…

Ideal time vs. story points

Feb 01 2006

When I first started using Extreme Programming I estimated user stories in ideal time. Later, when velocity replaced load factor, I switched to story points. A story point is a measure of magnitude.…

User stories and tasks

Feb 01 2006

The process of breaking down a user story is important because it helps me think about how I’m going to build the…

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