User Stories, Backlogs and Backlog Grooming compact

Whitepaper: On deriving user stories from requirements, agile planning and backlog management

User Stories Backlogs and Backlog Grooming

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As a basis for the agile release planning, sprint planning and team planning, the user stories have to be prioritized and estimated. Then the teams need backlogs for the planning steps as well as support for backlog management.

Businesses that have decided on the path to agility because Scrum has already worked well in small projects have large challenges ahead of them: in large projects, stakeholders‘ requirements are often highly complex. The project team has to understand requirements on the level of features and epics and refine them into traceable stories. As a basis for the agile release planning, sprint planning and team planning, the user stories have to be prioritized and estimated. That means: the teams need, first of all, techniques for agile requirements engineering. Then they need backlogs for the planning steps as well as support for backlog management.

What are user stories, what advantages do they offer, and how do you differentiate between features, epics, technical stories and spike stories? How do you manage these backlogs? And why should you regularly carry out backlog grooming? You can find the answers here:

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Table of contents

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What are user stories? 2
Use case vs. user story 2
How to write a user story 3
What are backlogs? 6
Product backlog 6
Release backlog 7
Sprint backlog 7
How to prioritize items in your backlogs 7
What is backlog grooming? 9
Backlog grooming in the Scrum guide 9
How to carry out backlog grooming 10

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