Finding the 'Seams': Making User Stories Smaller
When we adopt agile practices and a lean mindset, we make great promises to ourselves but we often encounter difficulties in creating user stories that are of high quality and utility. Mitch Goldstein describes why user stories and their value are the currency of agile and lean software development. Mitch illustrates why making smaller and more nimble stories significantly increases the likelihood of a story's completion and success. What do we look for in user stories that tell us they need to be split? Are there certain words or phrases that identify stories as good candidates for splitting? Mitch shares valuable tips for more effective stories, as well as how to enhance your expertise and reduce angst in estimation and prioritization. Small stories lay the groundwork for great agile successes.