Do you use User Stories format when appropriate?

Last updated by Tiago Araújo [SSW] about 2 years ago.See history

Product Backlog Items (PBIs) can be described in the form of a "User Stories" when appropriate. It ensures the developers will know the context for a PBI.

As a [type of User]
I want [some goal]
So that [some reason]

Figure: User Story - template for description

user story azuredevops
Figure: Example User Story in an Azure DevOps PBI

userstory github
Figure: Example User Story in a GitHub Issue

I want to be able to search for customers.

Figure: Bad Example - the user story is too vague and broad in scope

As a Marketing Manager,
I want to be able to search for customers by country and last name,
So that I can find their numbers and call customers that are close to me.

Figure: Good Example - Clear user story following the INVEST principle

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