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Cheat Sheet: 8 ways to split your user stories

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Cheat Sheet: 8 ways to split your user stories

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Cheat Sheet: 8 ways to split your user stories

  1. 1. Variations in Data User can search in English User can search in Spanish Workflow Steps User can create a policy directly User can create a policy to be held for legal review Business Rule Variations User can search for flights between 2 dates User can search for flights for “any weekend between now and December” User can search for flights +/- 3 days between December 15 and December 20 Major Effort User can pay with Paypal User can pay with Stripe integration User can pay with online check Simple/Complex User can search for flights with a maximum number of stops User can search for flights with a maximum number of stops and departing from SAN OR JWI Data Entry Methods User can enter data in text field User can upload CSV Defer Performance User can get results within 5 seconds User can get results within 1 second Operations (CRUD) User can sign up for an account User can edit account settings User can delete account If you have stories that are trivially small, I would recommend combining them into a single “combo story” that falls below the 123 threshold. Sometimes the user stories are too big and the team has trouble thinking beyond “horizontal splitting” (front end, business rules, back end, database). Here are some patterns for splitting stories: HOW TO SPLIT STORIES THAT ARE TOO BIG www.payton-consulting.com www.payton-consulting.com

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