User Stories Key Dimensions

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This article discusses the three dimensions of user stories: the backlog order, the complexity (or effort) and the business value. These dimensions are flexible until the sprint commitment, but right before it, you should have estimated the complexity and the business value for the top of the product backlog, which means that the product backlog has been re-ordered. The sprint commitment can then occur: the team pulls the stories from the top of the product backlog into the sprint backlog, negotiate the order and amount with the PO. After the commitment, complexity and business value of a story should not be change to keep the metrics meaningful.

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Reviewing Requirements for Testability

Modern software development approaches like Agile and Scrum support a strong collaboration between all member of the software development team, software testers and business analysts included. Even if you don’t use a method like Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) or Specification by Example, checking the fact that you will be able to actually test your requirements is […]

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User Stories for Both Requirements and Testing

User stories are a technique taken from the agile development playbook that can easily be applied in traditional systems development and maintenance. User stories help you document needs in a structured way, from the users’ perspective. They’re a good basis for test cases, so as to support integrated requirements management and testing. In this article, […]

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Understanding System Analysis Models

This article is an extract of the “Complete Systems Analysis” written by James and Suzanne Robertson. It explains the basics of analysis models and emphasize that the important thing to remember is that modeling tools are complementary. Each shows one aspect of the system. Together, they make a complete working model of the system.

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