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Category: Agile

10 Reasons I Love Visual Studio Online

I recently spoke at the Louisville .NET Meetup on July 16, 2015 – what a great audience and a rewarding experience. In my talk (My Happy Place: 10 Reasons I Love Visual Studio Online), I shared why Visual Studio Online continues to be one of the great collaboration platforms for development teams of all types (yeah, that’s right it’s not just for .NET developers).…


Writing User Stories – Part 2

As a recap from my previous post, I spoke about philosophy on “As a…I want to…so that…”, and today I will continue to describe some additional information my team likes to include in a story if we know there will be data entry. Fields When we find a user story describes some level of data entry, my team likes to…


Writing User Stories

This is a follow-up to my previous post, User Story Titling. My intent is to walk you through my team’s current philosophy on writing user stories and our process of preparing a product backlog for development. “Preparing a product backlog for development” can sound a bit final and very misleading. I do not mean that an entire product backlog is…


User Story Titling

At KiZAN, my team has iteratively developed an approach to user story titling that has helped us to better communicate the general meaning of a user story in a concise manner. Like many organizations, we lived for a long time with concepts such as user story titling becoming tacit knowledge – the longer you were on the team, the more…