User Stories & Backlog Management

A user story (work item) is a short, simple description of a feature told from the perspective of the person who desires the new capability, usually a user or customer of the system. They typically follow a simple template:
As a <type of user>, I want <some goal> so that <some reason>.


Here is a quick summary of 6 levels of Agile Planning:


Following video explains process for the agile backlog management:


Also, enjoy the most comprehensive list of resources for Agile user story and backlog management:

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  • User story explained [article]
  • Advantage of user stories for requirements [article]
  • How to hold an effective backlog grooming session [article]
  • Writing contracts for Agile development [article]
  • Non-functional requirements as user-stories [article]
  • 9 tips for creating good sprint backlog [article]
  • Product backlog articles from Scrum Alliance [various articles]
  • ScrumBut: Construct the Sprint Backlog According to Individual Specialist Capacity [article]
  • Agile smells: Lack of progress  [article]

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Any feedback? Do you know about 10 Scrum rules for Agile success?

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