Scrum Agile Project Management

What is a User Story?

In Scrum, the standard format of a user story is easy to understand: “As a [role] I want [something] so that I can [benefit].” However, there is more difficulties inside the project team to agree on what constitute the content of a user story. In this blog post, Steve Johnson explores this issue.

You have problems when the user stories suggest already a solution or are bug fixes for poor design. Steve Johnson suggests the following solution: “Ideally, a customer expert should tell stories about users, a usability expert will convert these into user stories, and the product team can break those into tasks and deliverables. And this process is best done in a team setting so everyone benefits from the discussion.”

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