Agile Story and Agile Tasks – Part 4 of 8 (Video)

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

Agile Stories and Tasks

A 59 Seconds Agile Training Video
Agile User Stories and Tasks Part 4 of 8
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Agile Story and Agile Tasks

A 59 Seconds Agile Article

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.

User Stories and Tasks

Your team may find it difficult estimating the complexity of the user stories if they’re not used to this way of working. You may also be wondering how to start development, once you’ve decided which user stories to work on in the coming sprint. While not as broad as epics, user stories still don’t have a small enough scope to serve as a to-do list for your team.

We already discovered in the opening example that having a to-do list assigned to you isn’t the most efficient way to work, so what is the best alternative?

Breaking Down an Agile Story

Breaking user stories down further into tasks can help your team clarify their work load, without losing sight of the overall goal of the feature. Tasks are the set of technical specifications that will fulfil the criteria of the user story. Because the tasks all work together to make up one user story, they may have dependencies, which can help guide your process of development.

Let’s take a further look at how tasks and task estimation can guide your team’s process for feature development. 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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Agile User stories and Tasks with 59 Seconds Agile

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User Stories Applied

A 59 Seconds Agile Book Review

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

What is Agile? A 59 Seconds Agile Animation Video

Our Favourite Agile Books

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

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