The concept of user stories has its roots as one of the main tenets of Extreme Programming. In simple terms, user stories represent an effective means of gathering requirements from the customer (roughly akin to use cases). This book describes user stories and demonstrates how they can be used to properly plan, manage, and test software development projects. The book highlights both successful and unsuccessful implementations of the concept, and provides sets of questions and exercises that drive home its main points. After absorbing the lessons in this book, readers will be able to introduce user stories in their organizations as an effective means of determining precisely what is required of a software application.
Mike Cohn ist Gründungsmitglied der Agile Alliance, eine gemeinnützige Organisation, in der sich international mehrere hundert Unternehmen zusammengeschlossen haben, um die agile Software-Entwicklung weiter zu verbreiten. Er leitet seit über 20 Jahren Softwareprojekte.