This book is a short, well-defined explanation of user stories. The first chapter provides an overview of what a user story is and how you will use stories. The next chapters in will provide additional detail on writing user stories, gathering stories through user role modeling, writing stories and testing user stories.
User stories are one of the primary development artifacts for Agile and Scrum. They are simple customer-centric one- or two-line descriptions of work the team should produce. Agile methodologies replace traditional, lengthy requirements documents with a prioritized product backlog made up of concise user stories, the details of which emerge closer to when the story is ready to be implemented.
DeEtta Balthazar has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field. She has managed a broad array of technology projects in industries ranging from financial, airline, healthcare, retail, and education. Her background includes Project and Product Management, Business/Systems Analysis and Business Intelligence. She holds a master’s degree in Adult Education and a dual bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Marketing. She is a Certified Agile Product Manager and Business Analyst.