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Video Training: How to Split User Stories

This blog post refers to a four-part series of videos on overcoming challenges with user stories. Topics covered are conducting story-writing workshops with story maps, splitting stories, and achieving the right level of detail in user stories. To be notified when you the videos are again available, sign up below: User stories are perfect for breaking large and complex projects into incremental steps. However, finding the best way...

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The Two Ways to Add Detail to User Stories

This blog post refers to a four-part series of videos on overcoming challenges with user stories. Topics covered are conducting story-writing workshops with story maps, splitting stories, and achieving the right level of detail in user stories. To be notified when you the videos are again available, sign up below: User stories often are deliberately vague at first. If work won’t begin on a story for a couple of iterations, agile...

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What Is a Product?

If you work on a Scrum team, you undoubtedly know you should have a product backlog and product owner. But what, exactly, is a product? For some teams, this can be a rather fundamental question. After all, an organization cannot identify appropriate product owners, teams and roles without first knowing what its products are. And if there is to be one product backlog per product, we need to know what our products are before creating a...