Tag Archives: user stories

Conditional Priorities?

We are working with a corporate partner, who is providing us detailed requirements for changes to their customer documents. They supply the text, we apply it to the document and get it tested. During the planning workshop for our last … Continue reading

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When not to use story cards

I am a huge fan of using the physical index cards to represent Agile requirements in the form of user stories. I have in the past used them to very rapidly re-prioritise a requirements list by moving the cards about … Continue reading

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Are User Stories always the best way to capture agile requirements?

If you are in an agile team and don’t use user stories, you are probably in the minority. But if you do, are you finding that they are always the best way of capturing requirements? I have recently come to … Continue reading

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Coaching – the difference between stories and tasks

My first foray into operating as an Atern coach has been more enlightening and challenging than I had imagined. A while ago, I started working with a team implementing changes to comply with two separate pieces of legislation. Typically, the … Continue reading

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The very heart of being agile

The heart of agile – it’s very essence – is the principle that the best solutions come from exploring the evolving solution with the customer, rather than specifying it all up front and presenting them with the solution at the … Continue reading

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User Story mapping

I love the story mapping idea, although it’s probably not the best name for it. After all, it is a technique best used when all you have for each requirement is a few words on a sticky note, but no … Continue reading

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Estimating & Progress Reporting

We estimate projects for two reasons: 1) To plan work 2) To monitor progress against that plan On agile projects, estimation is usually done differently to traditional (waterfall) projects. But I am still seeing two distinct camps within the agile … Continue reading

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