A Little Book about Requirements and User Stories (Little Book of User Stories: e-book and audio book)
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A Little Book about Requirements and User Stories

Heuristics for requirements in an agile world

About the Book

User Stories and more - well, a bit about requirements and backlogs actually.

Chapters include:

  • How to Write Small Stories That Still Have Value
  • They Can Help You Write Better User Stories
  • Are systems systems role?
  • Stories, Epics, and Tasks: Organizing Agile Requirements
  • Defining Acceptance Criteria for Agile Requirements
  • Acceptance criteria, Specifications and tests
  • Definition of Done
  • Non-functional requirements and what we can learn from them
  • Managing dependencies between stories
  • Assigning value

And maybe....

  • Forward planning
  • Backlog management
  • Estimation
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    • Systems Engineering
    • Computers and Programming
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About the Author

Allan Kelly
Allan Kelly

Allan Kelly calls himself an Agile Guide. He helps software professionals enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying work by improving the way work is organised and requests are made. Happier people and better ways of working make for more effective companies, greater value and competitive advantage.

His wide experience of the challenges faced in software development underpins his advice, coaching, training and writing. He is the author of seven books including "Xanpan - team centric Agile Software Development", "Business Patterns for Software Developers" and "Continuous Digital". He has pioneered techniques such as Value Poker, Time-Value Profiles and Retrospective Dialogue Sheets. His blog is at https://www.allankellyassociates.co.uk/blog/


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Little Book of User Stories: e-book and audio book

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Table of Contents

  • About the author
  • 1. Conversation and benefit
    • A Placeholder for a Conversation
    • Each Story Has Business Benefit
  • 2. Small and beneficial
    • A Balancing Act
    • How Small Is “Small”?
    • So, What’s the Right Size?
    • Practice Makes Progress
  • 3. Assessing the Business Value of Agile User Stories
    • Calculating Business Value
    • Assessing Cost Savings
    • Time as a Business Factor
    • The Importance of a Company Strategy
  • 4. As a Who?
    • “As a User”? You Can Do Better!
    • Roles, Personas, and Stakeholders
    • Don’t Write Stories about the Team
    • Are systems roles?
    • Conversation forgives and resolves
  • 5. Stories, Epics, and Tasks
    • Stories up and down
    • Go Large with Epics
    • Go Small with Tasks
    • Three Organizational Levels
    • Color Coding and Planning
    • Making Use of Your Choices
  • 6. Defining Acceptance Criteria
    • Acceptance Criteria and Testers
    • The Level of Detail
    • The Right Time to Define
    • Acceptance Criteria in Action
  • 7. Acceptance Criteria, Specifications, and Tests
    • Splitting Stories by Acceptance Criteria
    • Specifications and Tests
    • Specification by Example
    • Test Automation: More Than Fast
  • 8. Definition of Done
    • Acceptance Criteria or Definition of Done?
    • Task Twist
    • Working within Columns
    • Reviewing and Updating the Definition
  • 9. Working with Nonfunctional Requirements
    • Nonfunctional User Stories
    • Specifying the Requirements
    • Constraints and Value
    • Opportunities to Benefit
  • 10. Stakeholders
    • Seeking Out the Real Benefit
    • Evaluation: Closing the Loop
  • 11. Estimating Business Value
    • Estimating the Business Value
    • The Result: Prioritization and Conversation
  • 12. Effects of Time on Value
    • Value before Estimates
    • Engineer within Constraints
    • The Cost of Delay
    • Time, Value, and Risk
  • 13. Maximising return on investment
    • More to Modeling and Calculating ROI
    • Value-Based Prioritization
    • Next Stop: Continuous Delivery
    • Story by Story
  • 14. Writing stories - where do I begin?
    • Solo brainstorm
    • Group brainstorm
    • Write as you visit
    • Big requirements doc
    • Work continues
  • 15. Backlog structure
    • Two backlogs good
    • Three backlogs better
    • Finally
  • 16. Alternatives
    • Stories, PBIs, JBTD, etc. etc.
    • Use cases
    • Persona stories
    • Finally
  • 17. Last words of advice
    • Keep them Short
    • Break, don’t bend, the format
    • So that
    • Context is important
    • Not an analysis technique
  • Appendix: Requirements and Specifications
    • Specifications
    • An example
    • Enter the Iteration
    • And tests
    • Automated acceptance tests: the new formal methods
    • Knowledge and Trust
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • Quick User Stories FAQ
    • What is the right size for a User Story?
    • When is the conversation?
    • How do I determine business value?
    • How do I make my User Stories smaller?
    • When do I use a Story and when do I use and Epic?
    • How big should my backlog be before we start coding?
    • How do I write strong User Stories?
    • When is a User Story ready to go to development?
  • Acknowledgements and history
  • History
  • Notes

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