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Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success by Amr Elssamadisy

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Chapter 23. User Story

To enact the User Story practice, you simply create an evocative document for requirements. A user story is a high-level description of the requirement to be built. It usually fits on a 3×5 index card and is a “promise for a conversation” later between the person carrying out the Customer Part of Team practice and the implementers.

Business Value

The User Story practice enables flexibility because a small fraction of time is originally invested to create user stories for the backlog. The team is then free to reprioritize them in response to new information or changes in the environment without wasting much work-in-progress. A user story forces a conversation to take place to flesh out the requirements; thus, there is less ...

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