My User Stories Aren’t Long Enough… Except When They Are Too Long

Product managers/owners often hear from our software development team that all of our user stories are too short, insufficient, skimpy, lacking detail. Except when we hear that all of our user stories are long-winded, verbose, overspecifying how instead of what. What’s really happening? This user story problem will be a jumping-off point for broader agile product thinking. Adapting artifacts and tuning our processes to fit our specific situation rather than getting stuck in someone else’s idea of “best practices.”

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