It is common in the early stages of Scrum implementation for there to be misunderstandings about what User Stories are for and what makes them useful. A ScrumMaster’s task is to be able to help the Team and Product Owner when they are faced with ineffective User Stories as they go into Sprint Planning. Dramatis […]
In a recent Product Owner Course I was asked to provide a picture of the flow from Vision to User Stories, with all the steps in between. I think the attendee was hoping for something like: There are a couple of challenges. Scrum, being a framework, doesn’t tell the Product Owner or the Dev Team […]
Agile User Stories. Answers to: What are they? Where do they come from? When are they created? How are they prioritized? Practical examples.
The story of a Scrum Team from UBC who created a play to demonstrate their understanding of INVEST, User Story Splitting and Spikes.
Story Mapping is a tool to help Scrum teams visualize Product Backlog and User Needs. With Story Mapping, teams organize Stories and plan Sprints accordingly.
Should a technical issue be a User Story in the Product Backlog? How Agile teams can handle system tech problems within Scrum.
A case study of a Scrum team. In this Sprint the team improves at collaboration, even pairing outside their normal tasks, but there is something odd in the User Stories.
How, when, and why to write your acceptance criteria of User Stories for Sprint Planning. Case study of an Agile Scrum team, with practical examples.