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Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development: Better Software Through Collaboration by Ken Pugh

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Chapter 6. The User Story Technique

“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.”

Chinese Proverb

The triad (Cathy, Debbie, and Tom) meets to develop stories from a feature. Debbie explains roles in stories, their attributes, and their personas. She introduces a story card template. Tom shows how acceptance criteria can determine story size. The Independent, Negotiable, Valuable, Estimable, Small, and Testable (INVEST) criteria for stories is listed.

Stories

The features need to be broken down into smaller pieces, the next step shown in Figure 6.1. It is easier to devise specific acceptance tests for smaller pieces than for an entire feature. The focus of each ...

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