Definition of Task
A small, undivided, ‘chunk’ of work to be accomplished, usually within the Team. Tasks organize the team’s work plan on how they will get Stories to “Done”.
The Team may need to task out the Stories in order to have a more fine-grained Plan of Action. In this case it winds up with a collection of Tasks for the Stories, but we must remember that it is not the Tasks the Team is agreeing to, it is the Stories and, specifically, the Stories’ Agreements on Done.
After agreeing on a Story, we broke the story into smaller Tasks for the Team to Swarm on.
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"Task" ScrumDictionary.com. Accessed Dec 06, 2023. https://scrumdictionary.com/term/task/.