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User Stories are Overrated

Tom Gilb presents the limitations and dangers of using Agile user stories to describe and manage requirements at the Smidig 2012 conference in Oslo.

The following points are discussed:
a. verbal communication, is clearer than written communication
b. User stories represent a common language. They are intelligible to both users and developers.
c. User stories are the right size for planning and prioritizing
d. User stories help establish priorities that make sense to both users and developers

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