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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…


When Winning isn’t Winning

I’ve recently begun studying for the PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) exam with a small study group. Last week, we had our first meeting, and it has really made me reflect back on previous projects in which I’ve participated and see how we’ve applied Agile principles without calling them Agile. As our study group was reviewing the 12 Agile principles, the…