User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn

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Chapter 15. Using Stories with Scrum

User stories originated as part of Extreme Programming. Naturally, stories fit perfectly with the other practices of Extreme Programming. However, stories also work well as the requirements approach for other processes.

In this chapter we’ll look at Scrum, another agile process, and will see how stories can be integrated as an important part of Scrum.[1] Terms that are part of the Scrum lexicon will be italicized when first used.

Scrum Is Iterative and Incremental

Like XP, Scrum is both an iterative and an incremental process. Since these words are used so frequently without definition, we’ll define them.

An iterative process is one that makes progress through successive refinement. A development team takes ...

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