How to Rightsize / Split User Stories by Sequence of Events
Identify the fewest number of business events that create a specific business value to break up a User Story or Epic
Author: Tom and Angela Hathaway
Video Duration: 4:56 minutes
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Splitting a User Story or Epic by events or business scenarios is a common method but it can be hard to split well. Making each step of the workflow a User Story is only desirable if the step provides business value to the end-user. To split a User Story based on events, you need to find the fewest number of workflow steps that create a business value.
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How to Split a User Story Using a Simple Workflow Breakdown
Sequence of Events is a quick method for splitting an Epic. If the Epic is large or overly complex, try creating a quick list of the steps in the workflow to find all lower-level activities. Then turn each activity into a User Story with role and business value.
You might be able to move the remaining steps to future Releases or Sprints. For simple workflows, a technique known as “Sequence of Events” might be enough. We will deal with more complex workflows in another lecture of the this course.