INVEST THE SECRET TO GOOD USER STORIES
The acronym INVEST helps remember a widely accepted set of criteria, or checklist, for assessing the quality of a user story.
If the story doesn’t meet one of these criteria, the team may want to rephrase it or even consider rewriting.
A good user story should be -
Stories should be self-sustaining in a way that allows them to be released without depending on each other.
Capture only the essence of the user’s needs and leave room for conversation. Stories shouldn’t be written like a contract.
Stories should always deliver value to the end-user.
User stories have to be able to be estimated so it can be properly prioritized and fit into sprints.
A user story is a small chunk of work that allows it to be completed in about 3 to 4 days.
A user story has to be confirmed via pre-written acceptance criteria.
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