26 Oct '14, 5pm

Great Things Come in Small Sizes: Writing Stories that Work for your Team via @pivotallabs

When I tell people a big part of my job as a Product Manager is to write stories, I tend to be met with blank stares or quizzical looks. But if you’ve been anywhere near a project at Pivotal Labs, you’d know that stories are the life’s blood of the development process. Simply put, stories are features that are broken up into small pieces of work. For example, “As a user, I want to log-in to the website, so that I can see my homepage.” These are written by PMs and logged in a Tracker tool. Dev’s then “pick up” these stories and use them to direct their work. A list of stories is called the Backlog and reading a Backlog should give someone a general idea of the product that is being built. There are a number of benefits to clients that stories provide. Stories provide transparency. Stakeholders can read the stories in laymen’s terms, and ask questions about what is there and...

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