In this article, Chandra Shekhar discusses the importance of user stories in the Agile development process and how they can be used to spark conversations within a team to better understand the end user.

User stories should be used as conversation starters rather than a means to simply communicate requirements. Chandra suggests that the team should focus on the interactions of the feature and draft out the “why” and “how” before filling up the backlog.

Chandra also suggest using tools like user personas and user flows to better understand the user and the team should brainstorm and collect feedback on how to implement the idea. The goal is to have clear user flows, user personas, clear context about “why” and “how”, acceptance criteria, and team buy-in.

Crafting a Perfect User Story

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Thaisa Fernandes

Problem solver and perfectionist in recovery willing to stretch myself and risk making mistakes to achieve innovative solutions and validate my learnings