10 Oct '12, 8pm

I wrote up some thoughts on Well Formed User Stories. Agree? Disagree?

Writing Well-Formed User Stories I've worked closely with the Product team on about a dozen projects in the past few years, and rigorous story-writing is one of the most common areas for low-cost, high-gain improvement. I encourage every team to adopt (or at least consider) these techniques. Write every story in Gherkin . I don't care whether or not you use cucumber: use Gherkin. Which is to say, every story should be in "Given / When / Then" form. This is the cheapest and easiest way to apply Convention Over Configuration to your user stories, and can have a HUGE benefit for your team. Scenario: User adds item to cart Given I'm a logged-in User When I go to the Item page And I click "Add item to cart" Then the quantity of items in my cart should go up And my subtotal should increment And the warehouse inventory should decrement Every feature story must include an "As a / ...

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