Below is a simple mindmap for "Stories" It gives a quick overview of the user story "concept" and how we used it in our project. In short we:
Write small, deliverable, user stories ( 3-5 days ) Store them in Jira and on sticky notes Include in each story a brief summary that highlights what it does, why its valuable, and several tests Evolve them from simple reminders, to placeholders for our understanding, and finally an agreement on when we are "done".
This gives us some advantages:
(1) We are able to be more flexible since the details can be fleshed out when the time is right (2) We are able to collaborate and focus on verbal communication instead of passing on written documents
I'll elaborate a bit on of each of these points.
Writing small, deliverable stories
Finding the "right" size for your stories is somewhat tricky. Since people have very differnet ways of specifing "size" you are likely to have to experiment and go with what fits your team…
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