Agile Story Format and Tasks – Part 7 of 8 (Video)

This article looks to discuss ‘Agile Story Format and Tasks’. It provides an introduction to the Agile Story Format and how to create User Stories, along with the role of Agile Tasks.

Agile Story Format and Tasks

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Agile User Stories and Tasks Part 7 of 8
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Agile Story Format and Tasks

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This article provides an ‘Introduction to the Agile User Stories and Tasks’ and looks to discuss what a user story is and what and Agile Task is.

Agile Story Format: Creating Simple User Stories

By creating a simple, yet effective system of dividing user stories into tasks, and estimating the effort of those tasks, your team is going into your sprints with a strong understanding of what needs to be done, how much work it will take, and how it fits into the overall development of the product.

Breaking your planned development work down into tasks and estimating how much effort those tasks will take, forces your team to take a realistic look at how much work you have ahead of you.

One of the foundational concepts of scrum is that if your project is going to fail, then it will fail earlier rather than later.

Estimating and defining tasks is one of the many ways to continue to gain knowledge about the project you’re working on, so that you and your team can continuously consider whether you are creating value for your stakeholders and your company.

The creation and estimation of tasks aids the creation of value.

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The Agile User Stories and Tasks

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User Stories Applied

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User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn is one of our favourite books on Agile User Stories. The book starts with an overview into user stories, and details what a user story is and the different aspects of them. He then discusses how to go about writing a user story, and provides details of the INVEST criteria that can be used to determine if the story is meeting all of its objectives. Next Mike gives an in depth discussion of who user stories are written for and where to begin when gathering the details for them. The book then discusses acceptance testing user stories, including how to go about specifying these criteria and the responsibilities of the development team and customers during this process.

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The Agile Frameworks

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59 Seconds Agile – Agile User Stories and Tasks

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Agile Scrum Master Training Course

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Our Favourite Agile Books

We found these books great for finding out more information on Agile Scrum:

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