You don’t need me to tell you how important user stories are. They’re central to any Product Owner or Manager’s toolkit. But when people started working from home en masse at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, the role they play took on new significance.

With individuals from business and IT teams working remotely, it’s more important than ever to facilitate clear, constructive conversations that underpin seamless software delivery.  

Are your user stories doing what they need to? Or is it time for a fresh look at why, when and how your organisation uses them?

User stories: the why and when

When use cases or epics are deconstructed into well-crafted user stories, it boosts the organisation’s ability to streamline and accelerate software delivery.

Breaking large tasks down into smaller chunks that deliver value independently makes work easier to visualise and understand. Estimating and planning the time and resources required to deliver on them…


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