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User Stories:  Ready, Set, GO!


User Stories: Ready, Set, GO!


Have you ever entered a Sprint taking on a User Story that you later regretted? For example:

  • One that you should have broken down a wee bit more?
  • Or one where the team had not a “snowball’s clue” how to technically implement?
  • Or one where the value wasn’t clear from a business perspective?
  • Or one where the estimate and the reality were not equal?
  • Or one that, when you got it “Done”, you weren’t quite sure how to determine that it was done?

I’m guessing, of course you have. I encounter these scenes in teams I’m coaching all the time. And truth be told, it’s not a terrible event. Teams make mistakes…all the time. And they usually learn from them.