Tag Archives | User Stories

5 Questions – Issue 3

In issue 3 of the ‘5 questions’ series we hear from Mike Cohn. Mike is the author of some of the most successful IT books, including Agile Estimating and Planning, User Stories Applied and his upcoming new book Succeeding with Agile. A big thankyou to Mike for taking the time to squeeze these answers into […]

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Guest post: Planning Poker – The Power of Two

To plan an Agile project most teams play Planning Poker to estimate the size of user stories. Tools are available like a deck of cards, paper or nowadays even Apple/Android apps. Simplicity is one of our Agile principles and The Power of Two practice allows you to play Planning Poker without any need for these […]

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Delivering code one, thin slice at a time aka Sashimi Slicing

Delivering code one, thin slice at a time aka Sashimi Slicing

There is within the Agile the community the concept of delivering software one thin slice at a time. It’s also known as Sashimi Slicing. There isn’t a great deal of information about this on the web and, I think, it’s an important concept to understand. The reason why I think it’s important is because we […]

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Zombie User Stories … User Stories that return from the dead!

Some User Stories that never seem to die. No matter how hard you work on them they get carried over to the next Sprint … Sprint after Sprint after Sprint. Welcome to the nightmare of Zombie User Stories(*)! Zombie (User) Stories are a bad thing for a number of reasons; first, they sap the teams […]

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