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User stories are used with Agile software development methodologies as the basis for defining the functions a business system must provide, and to facilitate requirements management. It captures the 'who', 'what' and 'why' of a requirement in a simple, concise way, often limited in detail by what can be hand-written on a small paper notecard

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Acceptance Criteria, Given/When/Then format demote readability of user story?

I'm creating Acceptance Criteria for user stories. Since it seems to be the main way to do it in my current company. I feel that Given/When/Then always demote user story's readability and increase ...
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How to split stories depending on APIs?

Let's take the below user story as an example to understand the whole scenario better: As a user, I should be able to contact a dealer to test-drive a car. The scope of the story is that the user ...
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Impact mapping on a new project

I have read about a new technique for Agile Development named "Impact Mapping", developed by Gojko Adzic: The main idea behind it is building a map of the business goals behind the project (the why), ...
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How are low ambiguity and low complexity tickets dealt with when they have a high work cost?

In our scrum team, we can often get user stories which are not very complex and not ambiguous but have a high amount of leg work associated. Example: We receive a user story to replace the name of a ...
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Use one Story Map for planning two different solutions of one process

Currently I am creating a story map for a product. We've defined the future process which should be represented in our new product. For the first step the user will get a classical windows application,...
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Is creating a task to write many stories appropriate?

At my company, we often have meetings where we brainstorm / plan for next steps for our projects. After the meetings, I feel like I have a bunch of stories to write, and creating thorough and ...
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Stories added after commitment

I'm trying to understand the following problem: within a SAFe framework a development team adds user stories after commitment, even though that commitment has not been met. The justification is that ...
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What is above Epic?

We are using Jira for our projects. Standard hierarchy is Epic -> Story/Task -> SubTask. We would like to have deeper hierarchy. Atlassian is suggesting (link) Theme -> Initiative -> Epic ...
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Best way to update user stories in multiple boards

I have recently joined as a Development Team lead in an organisation and there are multiple dev teams in here each working of their own Azure Devops board. Our teams follow a 2 weeks sprint cycle. ...
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How should tasks be named in the Kanban approach?

I'm currently working on an "End of Studies" project with a friend. We are making this inside an IT company. We chose Kanban because, for us, it would be a great moment to try something new ...
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Related user stories with common desciptions and acceptance citeria

Consider this scenario: We develop a product which will be a channel between people that need help and helpers. People who ask for help should provide data: type of help, address, description, photo … ...
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Epics and Story Points

If we have a User Story that is determined to be an Epic, and we vertically slice the functionality into its logical parts and estimate the resulting User Stories and Tasks, is it best practice to ...
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In an Azure DevOps work item Excel file, how do I assign parent without having to see closed siblings?

I'm using the "Teams" tab provided by MS in Excel to add repeating Azure DevOps User Stories (US), i.e. work that needs to be done every sprint (don't ask). This seems to be the recommended approach ...
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Define actor/role in user stories

The problem: there's a shop which also sells its products online. A client must be logged in in order to buy online, but first he must be registered by a salesman on the shop. My question is whether ...
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In Agile, can I put multi user stories in one sprint?

In this case, my team has 3 members and each member has own task. So I decide I have 3 user stories and places them in one sprint. I was very confuse about sprint and user story. Whether I put multi ...
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Subtasks vs Tasks for Sprint backlog

My question relates specifically to project management using Jira by Atlassian. My product backlog mostly consists of user stories, since this is the most useful to my non-technical product owner. ...
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Adding n-number of due date fields and descriptions to Epics and Stories

In an existing project, the team is attaching tasks directly to Epics. I would like to introduce stories to the workflow and n-number of key dates to either the Epics or features. For this, I would ...
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Use Case: Postcondition vs Expected Outcome

Is Expected Outcome interchangeable with Postcondition depending on your use case structure? Should Expected Outcome and Postcondition be explicitly differentiated from each other? Say I have a ...
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Functional requirements, content requirements, and CUJs

I'm working on a project to build a new documentation site that will host documentation about a service we maintain. We're building this documentation site from scratch and writing the API ...
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Should user stories be estimated by efforts or by value it added?

I read this in an answer on SoftwareEngineering.se: Don't forget to distinguish between size and complexity in your estimating. You should estimate on size only, not complexity or difficulty. For ...
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Should we break each smallest possible thing as a separate story?

We have a requirement where we need to analyze all the analytics placed on our website. We have total 4 pages on our website where we need to do this. The story is simple: As a developer, I want to ...
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Should a user journey be a part of a BDD story?

I am writing a template story document and want to include as many elements as will make for useful, generic stories. Currently, this includes: Story number Points estimate (fibonacci) State (to do, ...
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Blocked due to a dependency [closed]

If a feature to be developed in a sprint is blocked due to a dependency, how do you handle it as a PO?
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Guidelines to write sub tasks of user stories

Little background: We have multiple teams working on developing an app and website. Sprints are 3-weeks long and they start each week for every Team. Meaning, 1st Team has their Sprint starting 1st ...
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Can Gherkin style acceptance criteria be used as implementation detail for developers?

I'm talking about using Cucumber's Gherkin style syntax such as GIVEN ... WHEN ... THEN. I read a post and really liked the idea. However, the author doesn't expand on how he uses the "Living ...
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