Definition of Story

A request from a stakeholder for something of value (it could be an Epic);

A unit of work that is ‘small enough’ to be agreed to by the Team; a Backlog Item that is not an Epic.

(By others) A synonym for Backlog Item.

(By others) A synonym for User Story.


Carl and Susan are busy swarming on that new database Story.

Go talk to Joe (a stakeholder) and get a Story or two from him about what he needs from us.

The Story is completed during Sprint 3 of Release Two, and at the end of the Sprint it is moved (with all the other completed Stories) to the Done pile.

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"Story" Accessed Jun 17, 2024.