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User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development
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on February 3, 2015
This book helps me to understand the basics concepts behind Scrum Agile user stories.
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on February 2, 2015
This book changed my approach to software development. Must read for anyone who is using agile and wants to ship their product.
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on January 30, 2015
As someone new to Agile I found this book focusing on applying stories on a project immensely helpful. There was enough detail of the application of user stories that I felt confident after reading the book that I could participate in a story making session and provide value. I appreciated the succinct overviews on Scrum and Agile throughout, again as someone new. Applying all the concepts of the book in the final chapter describing a real project cemented for me all of the concepts discussed in previous chapters. The book is written in clear language, highly readable, and straightforward. I'll definitely return to this book for reminders and references as I continue my Agile journey.
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on January 30, 2015
Great book if you're starting with agile and trying to understand the idea of user stories, or even if you're experienced in agile and want to get better at writing/decomposing stories.
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on January 6, 2015
The book gives an excellent presentation of Agile Software Development from a perspective of one of the key components, that of the "User Story".

The User Story is the structural element of Agile in Terms of Requirements Management and emanated as concept out of Extreme Programming. The book introduces nicely and smoothly what are the "User Stories", the qualities of good "User Stories", the Roles and "Personas" owning the "User Stories", the process to Generate, Estimate, Plan and Test the User Stories.

At the end of each chapter there is a summary of the main ideas but also a series of questions to test understanding (with their answers provided at the end of the book).

The language is smooth and the read is very understandable even for the newcomers in the Agile World. The book offers also a valuable "hands on" feeling of the mechanisms built around user stories through a detailed description of the dialogues that would evolve among team members in a real life example (Part IV).

As a "Bonus", the book offers a short introduction to the Scrum Process (which a widely used process and is a kind of orchestration part for Agile) and to Extreme Programming.

The book can serve both as a textbook for teaching "User Stories" or as a book to comprehend a little deeper the requirements management processes of Agile once the process has been understood ("Essential Scrum" from the same author could be the one).
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on December 25, 2014
Got this for work -- didnt make a lot of sence till about half way though, book was a real snore!
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on December 4, 2014
Fast shipping and matches description.
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on December 4, 2014
Great tool for those new to Agile processes
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on December 2, 2014
Great book if you are practicing Agile Programming
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on September 18, 2014
A classic that holds up quite well ... kinda funny that Agile has been around long enough to have "classics"!
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