Saturday, March 14, 2009

User Story Format Thoughts

Recently I posted about a common user story format. I’m starting to see more and more discussion about this user story format and how some feel that it is too constrained. One proposal was to swap the value and actor sections. I’m trying to figure out an example of how to write this, hence my problem with this format. It does not seem natural and I really don’t see the value.

One of the great concepts of Agile is to inspect and adapt. While right now I don’t see value in changing the standard user story format, it does not mean that there won’t be a day when someone proposes a better way or writing user stories. When that day comes, I’ll inspect the new format and perhaps adapt.


1 comment:

David said...

Hi Patrick,

I think you just 'lived' Agile with your comment. You have put it as a low priority 'nice to have' on your own personal backlog ;)