Agile versus knowledge part one – stories are great

Last week I gave a talk for business analysts in Sydney on “documentation for agile teams”

My talk did not really contain anything too radical, but it did draw a reasonable crowd, with 80 business analysts making time to come after a full day of work.

So why did 80 people turn up when, being business analysts, they are probably already quite good at documenting the things that agile teams need?  It is not like agile is a new concept.

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Elaborating user stories by using comparison tables

Comparison tables involve listing stories and then comparing the components or factors relevant to each story.  Generally speaking a comparison table is created as follow:

  • Stories are listed as either column headings or row headings; and
  • Story components or characteristics are listed for each story.

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