Different ways to write agile stories

Stories are a way for development teams to express the work that they’re doing. Too often I see teams that either use just one way to do this or don’t use any format at all. I thought I’d collect some links to some different story formats for capturing development work. I’m not saying one way is better than others, I’m just presenting some options from around the web. If you have others, please feel free to leave them in the comments.

The Classic

As a <type of user>, I want <some goal> so that <some reason>

Job Story

When _____ , I want to _____ , so I can _____ .

Feature Driven Development (FDD)

<action> the <result> <by|for|of|to> <object>

I.E. – Estimate the closing price of stock

Hypothesis Driven Development (HDD)

We believe that <this capability> Will result in <this outcome> We will know we have succeeded <We see this measurable signal>

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