Category Archives: User Story

Splitting, Spawning or Combining Backlog Items

When a backlog item is first added to a product backlog, rarely will it be in its final form. At a minimum the user story (u/s) and acceptance criteria (a/c) will change as the Product Owner works on refining the … Continue reading

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What are “Story Time” Meetings for?

Invariably, when I introduce the concept of a “Story Time” meeting to a Scrum Team, there’s always one or two members who give me a puzzled look. My explanation typically includes an acknowledgement that it’s a silly name but one … Continue reading

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When are Backlog Items “Sprint Ready”?

In Scrum, the Product Owner creates and maintains the Product Backlog which represents business needs in the form of backlog items. These items can be at various stages of refinement, generally with the vaguest ideas at the bottom and the … Continue reading

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