Importance of User Stories in Agile Development

Secondary — User Stories in Agile Development

The user story plays a significant tale in the agile development approach to add the end user’s perspective to the software development. When used in its full capacity, Use Story leads to more customized, need-specific, and result-driven software development.

If you’ve already made most of these User Stories, congrats, as you must be creating work-of-art software. And, if you’re still unaware of its potential, read this post to find out what all you’re missing in your software development process.

User Stories — The Step To Take Towards Perfect Software Development

Before we talk about the importance of user stories in agile development, let’s talk about it. It’s a short and crisp description of features or utilities that the end-user or client expects out of the final product.

It helps a developer to understand what the client is seeking in the software and allows the developer to shape the development according to the needs and expectations.

Unlike long requirement descriptions, user stories are very short and talk to the point. If the standard pattern is considered, an ideal user story is the one that answers three key questions:

  • Who is asking for the software?
  • What is expected out of the software?
  • Why is it important, or what are the benefits that are anticipated?

Have a look at the user stories in the agile development sample.

As a project manager, I want a team collaboration app to be able to promote cloud file sharing so that my teammates can exchange crucial information easily.

From the above example of a user story, it’s easy for a developer to understand who is expecting what from the software because of which reasons. While development begins, the developer keeps these pointers in mind and makes sure that the delivery product is equipped with all the described qualities.

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Nisarg Rami

Nisarg Rami

Nisarg Rami is a Principal Tech Lead and cloud evangelist. Majorly working in enterprise and mobile solutions for the clients from the US, Europe.