How to split user stories in Agile?

One of the biggest challenges in Agile is how to split user stories in Agile and I am
always looking for the most simple way to do it in order to share with my clients.

I found that Rallydev which is an amazing Agile tool is plenty of helpful guide to do
important things such as splitting User Stories.

Story board
Story board

Because of that I want to share with you the following guide:

Workflow Steps
As a content manager, I can publish a news story to the
corporate website.

Business Rule Variations
As a user, I can search for flights with flexible dates.

Major Effort
As a user, I can pay for my flight with VISA, MasterCard,
Diners Club, or American Express.

Simple/Complex
As a user, I can search for flights between two
destinations.

Variations in Data
As a content manager, I can create news stories.

Data Entry Methods
As a user, I can search for flights between two
destinations.

Defer Performance
As a user, I can search for flights between two
destinations.

Operations (e.g. CRUD)
As a user, I can manage my account.

Break Out a Spike
As a user, I can pay by credit card.

This very useful guide was made by Richard Lawrence and you can visit it on:

Patterns for Splitting User Stories, Richard Lawrence

http://richardlawrence.info/splitting-user-stories/

If you want to discuss about this topic don’t hesitate to reach me at twitter (@metlucero) or Skype (metlucero)

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Mario Lucero

Mario Lucero

I am all about helping companies to adopt agile as methodology in Chile. Why? I believe many organizations think that agile is not for Chilean companies because of Chilean culture is totally different from i.e. USA culture but I worked with Chilean professionals who after using agile realized it is feasible to implement it. Agile works in small and large projects and there are many evidences which demonstrate this.

2 comments

    1. Hi Mikko

      Your friend did a great job.

      I will read his slides tomorrow morning.

      Say congratulations to him on my behalf.

      Thank you,

      Mario

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