Why is using one of the typical user story formats (for example: As a… I Want … So That) considered useful?
- Because you can’t put anything into the backlog unless it’s in this format
- Because it’s the format recommended by the Scrum Alliance
- Because it’s the format required by agile tools
- Because it makes sure you think about the ‘why’ and the ‘who’ and not just ‘what’ I want/I need
You Answered: A
Correct Answer: D
User stories are not required by any agile approach. Many organizations use them because they are a quick way to learn about stakeholders’ needs. Following the “As a…I Want…So That” format ensures user stories focus on what is needed — or valued — by the stakeholders instead of proposing a solution.