This article looks to discuss Agile Epic Creation and Personas. This article is part of an 8 section discussion on developing Epics and includes training videos.
Developing an Agile Epic
A 59 Seconds Agile Training Video
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Developing An Agile Epic
A 59 Seconds Agile Article
This article provides an ‘Introduction to the Developing Agile Epics and personas’ and looks to discuss what an Epic Is and what a Persona is within an Agile project.
What is an Agile Epic?
User stories are a powerful technique to capture the product functionality from the perspective of a user or customer. But how do we discover the right stories? And When should they be written and how detailed should they be?
The first step towards writing the right user stories is to understand your target users and customers. After all, user stories want to tell a story about the users using the product.
Knowing The Requirements and The Agile Epic
If you don’t know who the users are and what problem we want to solve, then it’s impossible to write the right user stories, and you end up with a long wish list rather than a description of the relevant product functionality.
Personas offer a great way to capture the users and the customers needs.
Developing Agile Epics
A 59 Seconds Agile Video Animation
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.