What are NOT User Stories?

The 4 most common misunderstandings of Users Stories that block Scrum Teams from thriving.

David Pereira
Oct 26 · 6 min read

Great User Stories are like pictures. When you look at them a story unfolds.

1. Requirements

2. Solutions

A good User Story should represent a problem to solve, instead of a solution to deliver.

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“Your job isn’t to build more software faster: it’s to maximize the outcome and impact you get from what you choose to build.”
Jeff Patton, User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product

“Fall In Love With the Problem, Not the Solution” — Kaaren Hanson, VP of Design Innovation, Intuit

3. Tasks

As pictures, Users Stories also represent thousands of words.

4. All Product Backlog Items Are User Stories

Thriving with User Stories

Great User Stories are no more than an invitation for a good conversation.

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Head of Product Management @virtualidentity. Agile enthusiast. Free e-Book: What not to do as a Product Owner https://bit.ly/35tx7W4

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Head of Product Management @virtualidentity. Agile enthusiast. Free e-Book: What not to do as a Product Owner https://bit.ly/35tx7W4

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