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User stories & use cases was Re: [XP] Digest Number 1632

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  • Scott W. Ambler
    Good point. I need to describe what I mean by alternative better -- they are alternative ways to describe usage requirements, but clearly not one-to-one
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 7, 2001
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      Good point. I need to describe what I mean by "alternative" better -- they
      are alternative ways to describe usage requirements, but clearly not
      one-to-one replacements for each other.

      Thanks. I'll update this morning.

      - Scott
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Erik Meade" <emeade@...>
      To: <extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 9:13 AM
      Subject: RE: [XP] Digest Number 1632


      > User stories have to be testable and estimatable. Before a user
      > story can be added to an iteration it must be small enough to be
      > completed in an iteration. Preferably small enough that lots of
      > user stories can be in an iteration. Going into an iteration with
      > one user story is risking a velocity of zero, which doesn't do
      > anyone any good.
      >
      > I would point that out before saying the use cases and user stories
      > are alternatives. From what I have seen there are usually many
      > user stories in a single use case.
      >
      > --
      > Erik Meade emeade@...
      > Senior Consultant Object Mentor, Inc.
      > http://www.junit.org
      >
      >
      > > -----Original Message----
      > > Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 13:57:52 -0000
      > > From: scott.ambler@...
      > > Subject: XP & UML
      > >
      > > I just posted an essay entitled "XP and the UML? Clearly the Wrong
      > > Question to be Asking" at
      > > http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/xpUML.htm . The basic message is
      > > that because the UML is not sufficient, see
      >
      > [snip article I haven't read yet]
      >
      > >
      > > Anyway, feedback would be appreciated.
      > >
      > > Also, if you're interested in effective modeling practices,
      > > particularly within an agile environment, check out
      > > http://www.agilemodeling.com and join the mailing list there if
      > > interested.
      > >
      > > - Scott
      >
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