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Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process

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Chapter 5. Requirements and User Stories

In this chapter I discuss how requirements on a Scrum project are handled differently than on a traditional project. With this context in place, I describe the role of user stories as a common format for representing items of business value. I focus on what user stories are, how they can represent business value at multiple levels of abstraction, and how to determine when the user stories are good. I then describe how to handle nonfunctional requirements and knowledge-acquisition work on a Scrum project. I end by detailing two techniques for gathering user stories.

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Scrum and sequential product development treat requirements very differently. With sequential product development, requirements are ...

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