Agile requirements: discovering what your users really want. With this book, you will learn to:
Thoroughly reviewed and eagerly anticipated by the agile community, User Stories Applied offers a requirements process that saves time, eliminates rework, and leads directly to better software.
The best way to build software that meets users' needs is to begin with "user stories": simple, clear, brief descriptions of functionality that will be valuable to real users. In User Stories Applied, Mike Cohn provides you with a front-to-back blueprint for writing these user stories and weaving them into your development lifecycle.
You'll learn what makes a great user story, and what makes a bad one. You'll discover practical ways to gather user stories, even when you can't speak with your users. Then, once you've compiled your user stories, Cohn shows how to organize them, prioritize them, and use them for planning, management, and testing.
User Stories Applied will be invaluable to every software developer, tester, analyst, and manager working with any agile method: XP, Scrum... or even your own home-grown approach.
Boston, MA 02116
Mike Cohn is the founder of Mountain Goat Software, a process and project management consultancy and training firm. With more than twenty years of experience, Mike has been a technology executive in companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 40s, and is a founding member of the Agile Alliance. He frequently contributes to industry-related magazines and presents regularly at conferences. He is the author of User Stories Applied (Addison-Wesley, 2004).
There are two layers of label, the first one says GOOD but when you remove that one you found the inner one says ACCEPTABLE, and there is mark of rinse on this book so I guess I... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Zhihao Wu
It pains me to give this a 2-star rating because I'm a big fan of Mike Cohn and his writings. The reason for my rating is for two reasons:
1) The book reads like a bunch of... Read more
Versatile, easy to understand language, strategic and tactical.
It delivers a "how to" for beginners, vital information for journeyman story writers, and it is... Read more
Great purchase just started very information easy to read. Would purchase other books in this series. If you are just learning highly recommended.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Take an anecdotal approach to marketing, breed it with the brothers Grimm, tell it in the droning voice of an undead middle manager, and you will get close to the kind of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by John W Burgoon
Worked perfect and I love the product. I am happy and will buy more if need be. Keep it upPublished 5 months ago by Desire Nyathi
This is a good companion to Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum, there is a fair bit of duplication but not so much that you feel you could have just bought... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Han van Loon
Mike Cohn's clear and digestible writing style makes him my favorite Agile author. This book continues that tradition. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book. Only problem is that Part 2: Estimating and Planning are pretty much covered by modern web apps like Pivotal Tracker. Understandable as the book is from 2004. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kevin Monk