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Examples Written by Mike Cohn
Today’s post introduces the second installment in a free series of training videos all about user stories. You can watch all released videos by signing up to the Better User Stories Mini-Course.
One of the most common struggles faced by agile teams is the need to split user stories. I'm sure you've struggled with this. I certainly did at first.
In fact, when I first began using Scrum, some of our product backlog items were so big that we occasionally opted for six-week sprints. With a bit more experience, though, that team and I saw enough ways to split work that we could have done one-day sprints if we'd wanted.
But splitting stories was hard at first. Really hard.
But I've got some good news for you. Not only have I figured out how to split stories on my own, I've learned how to explain how to do it so that anyone can quickly become an expert.
What I discovered is that almost every story can be split with one of five techniques. Learn those five simple techniques and you're set.
Even better, the five techniques form an easily memorable acronym: SPIDR.
I've just released a new, 20-minute, free video training that describes each of these techniques as part of the Better User Stories Mini-Course. To watch it simply sign up here and you’ll get instant access.
Remember, if you’ve already signed up to the course you don’t need to sign in again, just check your inbox for an email from me with a link to the latest lesson.
Unless you've already cracked the code on splitting stories, you definitely want to learn the five techniques that make up the SPIDR approach by watching this free video training.