Tag: User Story

Eliminating waste with reusable story cards

Eliminating waste with reusable story cards

When coaching clients who use physical team boards, I’m seeing more of them gravitate away from pins and painters tape and toward the use of magnetic whiteboards, sticky-notes and index cards. I see them making a substantial upfront investment in the whiteboards and then again with magnets. If the magnets are too costly, I see…

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What is Agile, anyway?

What is Agile, anyway?

The parable Ever heard the story about the blind men and an elephant?  In various versions of the tale, a group of blind men touch an elephant. Each man feels a different part, but only one part, such as the leg, the tail, or the trunk.  They then compare notes and learn that they are in complete disagreement. Agile, my…

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Epics, User Stories and Tasks

Epics, User Stories and Tasks

I was working with a client this last week and I overheard one team member trying to explain the difference between Epics, User Stories, and Tasks.  He finally offered an analogy. The Analogy Epics are to User Stories are to Tasks as Rocks are to Pebbles are to Sand. I thought it was a clever description of…

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