Brindusa Axon, David Evans debate the pros and cons of using stories and discuss practices and techniques for improving them.
Michael Sahota discusses top 10 Agile gotchas: when release is ready, sprint meetings take too long, no retrospectives, people aren’t working together, getting new stories, stand-ups are boring, etc.
Adrian Howard introduces a Lean Startup practice that could be complementary to stories: making hypothesis and creating experiments meant to validate or invalidate those hypothesis.
Glenn Saqui and Jon Mullen present the process used at Sky.com: recruitment, work area, continuous integration, tools, pairing, weekly and daily process, story cards, and the production environment.
Gerard Meszaros believes that we need to find the proper balance between upfront planning and decision deferring, explaining what should be going on from product conception to the user stories backlog
Jeff briefly reviews the different ways that software is currently built and then describes how to create and use user personas to design and build software that has a better user experience.
In this presentation recorded during QCon London 2007, Rachel Davies, director of Agile Alliance, talks about the Agile development cycle starting with user stories and planning the releases.