Shitpoasting my way back to a good rhythm, for this is the way of the nobilid.
What is a user story? I’m glad you asked! Here’s a paraphrased explanation I’ve shamelessly plagiarized from Mauricio Rubio:
In theory, user stories are basically product features, requirements or tasks that add value to the end customer, phrased as user experience stories: “As a (who) I want to…(what) so that…(why).” In practice, most Agile Teams use user stories as tasks that reflect what they are trying to accomplish, which of course is directed to meeting a customer need or requirement. Example: “As a customer I want to navigate my settings to disable one-click shopping so that when my kids are on my computer they can’t buy things.”
Using the format above to write user stories requires more effort and space (which is limited if you’re using post-it notes). Plus it can get a bit repetitive and redundant, so…in practice, most Agile Teams write user stories as short tasks which start with a verb. and the task that is being performed (written in a short and concise manner). Example: “Ensure the app is responsive so that it can work on different screen sizes.” These are then compiled into a task list for the project.
Examples of verbs to start a user story would be:
When I was making myself a set of templates, I expanded this by using the more theoretical version to include the following prompts, roughly following my understanding of the business pipeline:
My examples were objectively hilarious, as verified by overwhelming consensus in the scientific community. Somebody on Discord challenged me to try writing some Edenic user stories…so here they are.
As a Troothal coming from My most recent divorce who’s comfortable with Dual-booting Vault-OS and TempleOS on a microwave emulating a PLC running Industrial Ethernet but not Making money, I want to Make classic RPGs great again in No time flat and spend All the Kickstartr money so that I can cackle in my underground lair for 25 years while the saps wait.
(I don’t know if Tex has ever divorced, I’m just assuming that’s part of the circle of life for us. /blackpill)
As a Melon McMelonson Dualback Atlantean phenotype coming from Outer Heaven who’s comfortable with Traversing levels of reality but not Humility or work (ugh!) I want to Rebuild what was lost in A 5 year plan and spend Innumerable human lives so that I can sit atop a pyramid of skulls with eyes burning like the fires of Hell, and curse God to his face.
As Kangz we comin Straight outta Africa lotta Gettin money (consensually) and gettin bitchez (consensually) not so much Making or using tools I wanna Be where ITZ at Right now and spend More money than you make in a year probably (btw can haz cigarette?) so that I can steal the Promethean fire back from the white man #NeverForget.