About this Publication

Stories are a powerful means to promote cooperation and to teach many things and user stories, as we know, are no exception to this condition. The user stories allow you to create a link between the users or consumers and the product developers. This relationship is the first major step towards the creation and achievement of the pinnacle of admirable products, which positively influence the people who use or consume them and even change them to improve their lifestyle.

This book is a compilation of many previous articles the authors published on their blogs and other specialized sites:

All this added to new material and numerous practical examples that enrich and extend the original work. In this, the authors describe the anatomy of user stories in detail. They intensely addressed the meaning of each of the INVEST attributes and treated different patterns to slice stories, with illustrative lessons.

It also raises diverse ways of representing a user story, emphasizing that the most representative of this instrument are the conversations that it fosters. The underlying message is that the stories are to tell them, not to write them. In the final part, the authors present a Canvas to Talk about User Stories, a visual tool to document various aspects or dimensions of new or existing user stories in the product backlog.
As the authors say in the foreword, they present some of the ways of doing things when it comes to user stories, it is a view, supported by their experience of many years not only in projects and development efforts with Agile and Lean thinking but with other approaches and methods that at this point many people treat as traditionalists.

In any case, the motivation for continuous improvement is present throughout the book and that is the only certainty left by its authors.

About the Author

Lucho is the husband of Angela, an unconditional and wonderful woman, and the father of Pamela, an extraordinary daughter with whom he enjoys the best moments of his life. He is enthusiastic about Latin American literature, especially magical realism, and continues to author his never-ending essays “Buscando a Macondo,” which he hopes to publish one day. Lucho is an Enterprise Agile Coach, Consultant, specialist in agile and lean approaches and practices. He co-authored the book “User Stories: A Pragmatic View”. He is the author of the books "Asuntos de la Ingeniería de Software", Volume I and Volume II (2010, in Spanish). He is the creator of the “User Story Conversation Canvas”, a canvas to discuss user stories. Creator of the “Agile Triangle Extended”, a comprehensive agile approach to managing projects, teams, and people. Co-author of the book “Scrum: epitome of experiences” (2022, In Spanish). Reviewer and collaborator of the book “Nuevas aguas, nuevos navíos, nuevos navegantes: Business Agility con notas sobre transformación digital” (2022, in Spanish), by Jorge Abad. Co-creator of the Lean Business Agility Model, a simplified model for propagating agility at all organizational levels. He is the Spanish translator of the official Scrum guide and the Nexus Guide by Ken Schwaber. Translator of the book An Agile Adoption And Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture by Michael Sahota and the Agile Self-Assessment Game by Ben Linders, a game used by organizations to self-assess their level of agility and which contains a pack of Scrum expansion. Also, from Henrik Kniberg's Scrum Checklist, as well as the Scrum Card Game, a game to experience Scrum. Keynote and international speaker. He helps enable more productive environments for project teams and product development efforts. As Agile Coach his focus is to lead teams to think about Continuous Improvement while interacting as a complex system that allows them to frequently deliver valuable products for the business while having fun doing it. As a Change Agent, he takes the teams and organizations in which he has led change initiatives to the next level of sustainability in their transformation, specifically, in the use of agile thinking to lead people, projects and generate products whose components resonate and can modify the modus vivendi of those who consume them. Lucho regularly shares a good part of his experience through his books and the publication of articles on his blog, Gazafatonario: http://www.gazafatonarioit.com. Also, on his professional site http://www.luchosalazar.com.

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