Tags:user story
    • 09May
      INVEST Guidelines – Testable Criteria
      Posted By Brain Concert

      INVEST Guidelines – Testable Criteria

      In this sixth and final article, it is analyzed the meaning of T from INVEST mnemonic: Testable. When discussing this aspect, usually it comes down to analyze the acceptance criteria defined. This user story cannot be considered "Done" unless the…

    • 08May
      INVEST Guidelines – Small Criteria
      Posted By Brain Concert

      INVEST Guidelines – Small Criteria

      In this fifth article, it is analyzed the meaning of S from INVEST mnemonic: Small. High quality user stories are small or sized appropriately. Stories represented up to few days of work (or few story points depending how the estimations is done)…

    • 05May
      INVEST Guidelines – Valuable Criteria
      Posted By Brain Concert

      INVEST Guidelines – Valuable Criteria

      In this third article, it is analyzed the meaning of V from INVEST mnemonic: Valuable. A good user story must define something that is of value to the end user. This could include a feature, performance requirement, or something the user has asked…

    • 04May
      INVEST Guidelines – Negotiable Criteria
      Posted By Brain Concert

      INVEST Guidelines – Negotiable Criteria

      In this second article, it is analyzed the meaning of N from INVEST mnemonic: Negotiable. According to the guidelines, a good user story should capture the essence of the customers’ requirements. It's not an explicit contract with all the…

    • 03May
      INVEST Guidelines – Independent User Stories
      Posted By Brain Concert

      INVEST Guidelines – Independent User Stories

         INVEST Guidelines are a set of recommendations, put together by Bill Wake (see original article here), to evaluate good quality user stories (or more general, Product Backlog Items). Each of the letter from INVEST mnemonic refers to a…

    • 10Oct
      Scrum Roles – Scrum Master
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      Scrum Roles – Scrum Master

      What is a Scrum Master? This role is sometimes quite difficult to understand and implement, especially for organisations with more traditional approaches in organising software development teams. That is because a Scrum Master is NOT a Team Leader…

    • 07Oct
      Scrum Roles – Product Owner
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      Scrum Roles – Product Owner

      The Product Owner is a key role in Scrum, but many organisations struggle to effectively apply it. As the name suggests, a product owner should “own” the product; he is responsible for ensuring that the product creates value for its customers and…

    • 09Sep
      What Velocity is why using it
      Posted By Brain Concert

      What Velocity is why using it

      At the end of each iteration, the team adds up effort estimates associated with the user stories that were completed during that iteration. This total is called velocity. Since the effort estimates (story pints, ideal days, etc.) are merely…

    • 08Sep
      Scrum Roles – The Scrum Team
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      Scrum Roles – The Scrum Team

      The Scrum Team is one of the three roles defined within Scrum Framework, together with Scrum Master and Product Owner.All work delivered to the customer is done by The Scrum Team. It consists on a set of individuals (not only developers as you might…

    • 07Sep
      Agile Estimations with Planning Poker
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      Agile Estimations with Planning Poker

      Planning Poker is an agile estimating and planning technique widely used by many agile development teams. It is very simple, yet effective and is base on consensus between the estimators.It is very important that the estimations are done all…