User Stories are Product Backlog Items that are concise and clear descriptions of functionality in terms of its value to the end user. The User Story always takes the form:
"As a ______ I want to ___________ so that I can ______."
Our experience has shown that when a Teams master producing clear, independent, and achievable User Stories their Velocity generally doubles. Scrum Inc. believes compelling User Stories are so powerful that we are developing a series of online courses to help you improve the quality of your team’s stories.
This series will feature tips and tricks for writing powerful writing stories that:
- Describe independently valuable functionality
- Descriptive enough without being excessively prescriptive
- Estimated and sized to be completed within a single sprint
- Can be tested for success efficiently at sprint’s end
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