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What is the main purpose of user stories in an agile setting?

  1. Placeholders for future conversations
  2. To fully document exactly what the team is supposed to build
  3. To be used as a definition of scope
  4. As a way of keeping our stakeholders honest

You Answered: B
Correct Answer: A

The user story should be a brief description of a stakeholder need. Additional details are developed to support the story and guide the team to developing a useful solution. Remember that it’s more important to satisfy stakeholders’ needs than to produce comprehensive documentation (unless the stakeholder’s explicit need is comprehensive documentation).