Writing Effective User Stories – Part 6 of 9 (Video)

This article looks to discuss ‘Writing Effective User Stories’. It provides an introduction to the Agile User Story and how to write them.

Writing Effective User Stories

A 59 Seconds Agile Training Video
An Introduction into Agile User Stories Part 6 of 9
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Writing Effective User Stories: Definition of Done

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This article provides an ‘Introduction to Agile’ and looks to discuss what Agile is. It provides a brief introduction into the history of Agile and why Agile is important.

Definition of Done

A user story is done when it has met the Scrum team’s Definition of Done, which could include items like:

Writing Effective User Stories: Tests Passed

One, unit tests have been passed.

Writing Effective User Stories: Critical Defects Fixed

Two, related defects with critical severity are fixed.

Writing Effective User Stories: Acceptance Criteria Met

Three, all acceptance criteria have been met.

Writing Effective User Stories: Product Owner Sign-Off

Fourth, the product owner has signed off on the user story.

Having a Definition of Done helps the team know whether the user story is finished and also helps ensure that the quality of their work will satisfy their customer.

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The History of Agile

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The History of Agile 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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What is Agile?

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What is Agile?
What is Agile?

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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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