Deriving Business (User) Stories from your Business Architecture

For any kind of enterprise-wide change initiative, if you derive your backlog of Business Stories only from interviews with users, you may to end up with a patchwork of individual needs that don’t necessarily hang together, some of which will conflict with each other and which won’t give you the enterprise picture.

I have a problem with user stories

I admit it. I have a problem with user stories. Not with the Actor/Narrative/Benefit syntax or the idea of adding acceptance criteria or the idea of valuing conversation over documentation. I love all that. I have a problem with the name “user” stories.

I’ve been applying Agile principles for about ten […]

Business Rules versus Acceptance Criteria

Update: This post is from April 2012 and has been superseded by one from July 2016: Decision models, user stories and acceptance criteria

One of my readers contacted me recently to ask whether business rules and user story acceptance criteria could be considered the same thing.

Acceptance criteria are […]