User Stories
Tom Henricksen
IT Career Coach, Author, Speaker
User Stories
● Short description
● Capture requirements
● User perspective
User Stories
User stories are part of an agile approach that
helps shift the focus from writing about
requirements to talk...
User Stories
● Templates
○ 5 W’s
■ As <who> <when> <where>, I <what> because <why>
○ Connextra
■ As a <role>, I want <goal...
User Stories
● Create anytime
● Epics
● 3 C’s
User Stories
● index card or sticky notes
● Detail
● Product backlog
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User Stories are short descriptions of desired changes in our system. It is usually just a few sentences long and hand-written in common language without technical jargon. The User Stories captures the requirements in a simple way, by telling us the 'who', 'what', and 'why'.

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User Stories

  1. 1. User Stories Tom Henricksen IT Career Coach, Author, Speaker
  2. 2. User Stories ● Short description ● Capture requirements ● User perspective
  3. 3. User Stories User stories are part of an agile approach that helps shift the focus from writing about requirements to talking about them. All agile user stories include a written sentence or two and, more importantly, a series of conversations about desired functionality. Mike Cohn, Agile Leader
  4. 4. User Stories ● Templates ○ 5 W’s ■ As <who> <when> <where>, I <what> because <why> ○ Connextra ■ As a <role>, I want <goal/desire> so that <benefit>
  5. 5. User Stories ● Create anytime ● Epics ● 3 C’s
  6. 6. User Stories ● index card or sticky notes ● Detail ● Product backlog

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