User stories

User stories Anatomy Flavours of user story Story-shaped: Epic Story-shaped: Variation Story-shaped: New functionality Story-shaped: Backbone Non-story-shaped stories Non-story-shaped: Spike Non-story-shaped: Technical Non-story-shaped: Milestone How do they change? User Story Anti-Patterns Anti-Pattern: User story without the Anti-Pattern: User story with the PO or some other internal stakeholder as the persona (when it’s not true) Anti-Pattern: Acceptance-criteria user stories that haven’t been created from a card. Anti-Pattern: Making every single card on Trello a user story Gross Splitting Patterns Pattern: Break out a spike Pattern: Defer Performance Pattern: Split by AC priority Fine Grained Splitting Patterns Pattern: Simple/complex Pattern: Major effort Pattern: Business rule variations When are they “finished”?