Chapter 10. User Story Breakup

“Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.”

Samuel Johnson

The triad meets to discuss another story. Cathy discovers how stories can emerge from the details. Tom shows some boundary tests.

Acceptance Tests Help Break Up Stories

Cathy begins, “I tried out the Check-Out story on Tom’s computer. Obviously, you need to add more customers and CDs, but at this point, it looks okay to me. So what’s next?”

Debbie replies, “I worked with Cary on the user interface screen. Mary and Larry need to try it to see if it’s usable for them. We could do the Check-In story next, but it’s along the same lines ...

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