Please log in to watch this conference skillscast.
In this talk, David and Bri will debate the pros and cons of using stories and discuss practices and techniques for improving them. We are going to tackle concerns that trouble many agile teams, such as: What is the right level of detail for specifying user stories?
User Stories are a widely adopted technique for agile teams. But opinion is divided on the value and usefulness of Stories. Are they a godsend for quality? A convenient and precise shorthand? Waterfall requirements in agile clothes? A necessary evil? A pernicious cancer infecting team creativity and product owner freedom?
Are stories really the key ingredient that allows an agile team to get valuable stuff done and tested faster, or are they just a placebo, providing reassurance that at least we "sound agile"?
Should we stick to the standard template? How do we ensure we don't lose sight of the big picture? Is it OK to have technical stories? Should we use cards or a system?
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:
- Improving the Value of SBE and BDD artefacts (SkillsCast recorded in November 2014)
- Certified Scrum Master with Abid Quereshi (Online Course on 24th - 25th February 2021)
- Agile at Scale with Joakim Sundén (Online Course on 1st - 4th March 2021)
- The Death of Silos (Online Meetup on 3rd December 2020)
- Web Performance & Agility: A Curious Mashup (SkillsCast recorded in September 2020)
- Retrospectives Antipatterns — Team Meetings That Don't Suck (SkillsCast recorded in July 2020)
Two Sides of the Story
David Evans is an independent agile consultant, coach and trainer. He is an evangelist on agile testing, TDD, BDD and Specification by Example, and is a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars.
Brindusa is a passionate agile consultant and coach. She works with ambitious companies across Europe to facilitate the kind of organizational change that has great impact on the individuals and the bottom line.