What Is a User Story in Agile?

User stories are a key component of the agile approach, shifting the focus from writing requirements to discussing them. Each user story consists of a written sentence or two and prompts discussions about the features and functionality it represents.

User stories serve as a means to describe the desired functionality of items in the product backlog. More detailed information is provided for high-priority user stories, while low-priority ones are less detailed. As stories gain priority, teams add more details by creating acceptance criteria or breaking down larger stories into smaller ones. To learn more about user stories, the user story template, and see examples, continue reading.

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