Story | Definition of Story by Scrum Dictionary



Definition of Story

A request from a stakeholder for something of value
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." AccessedJan 23, 2022.