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7 June 2011 No Comment

Story writing is usually taught now as a singsong “As a I want so that .” The writer should then immediately document acceptance criteria in the form of a constraint list or automated acceptance tests. Many consider it poor form to create a story that someone outside the team can’t understand from its documentation alone. In this article Paul Dupuy explains that an ideal user story’s documentation should be nothing more than a short, memory-jarring name.

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