We finished reviewing “User Stories Applied – For Development” by Mike Cohn as a group.

This was the second book we have reviewed as a group by Mike Cohn. Previously we also reviewed Agile Estimating and Planning

I can highly recommend this book if you are looking to improve your use of User Stories and you need a gentle introduction to some other Agile topics. The book specifically ties the use of User Stories to both and and shows the benefits of using User Stories over other requirements gathering techniques. In addition it provides guidance on how to generate User Stories and also how to ensure the stories are of the correct level of precision.

We will definitely be adopting many of the processes in the book, particularly those related to generating the stories up front and identifying user types and creating personas to represent important user groups.

The link below will take you to .com to purchase the book if you are interested.