Story (User)

A requirement, feature and/or unit of business value that can be estimated and tested. Stories describe work that must be done to create and deliver a feature for a product. Stories are the basic unit of communication, planning, and negotiation between the Scrum Team, Business Owners, and the Product Owner. Stories consist of the following elements:

  • A description, usually in business terms
  • A size, for rough estimation purposes, generally expressed in story points (such as 1, 2, 3, 5)
  • An acceptance test, giving a short description of how the story will be validated

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