“I Don’t Understand!” : Toward a Model to Evaluate the Role of User Story Quality

Author(s): Hallmann, Daniel  
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2020
Pages: 10
Source/Other editions: Agile processes in software engineering and extreme programming : 21st International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 8–12, 2020 : proceedings / Viktoria Stray, Rashina Hoda, Maria Paasivaara, Philippe Kruchten (eds.). Cham, Switzerland : Springer 2020. - (Lecture notes in business information processing ; 383), S. 103-112. - ISBN 978-3-030-49391-2
is version of: 10.1007/978-3-030-49392-9_7
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.20378/irb-48148
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-481481
User stories are popular for conveying requirements in agile software projects. Despite existing quality criteria, authors make formal mistakes that result in “bad” user story quality. If developers have insufficient experience in balancing quality problems, the creation of a shared mental model is impossible, thus increasing the risk of impacts on the project’s success. This article provides a work-in-progress research model to set these variables in relation and establish a systematic method to uncover answers regarding their correlation. Details on the effects support research in agile requirements engineering to gain a better understanding of cognitive processes in the comprehension of user stories. In addition, insights can help to develop design recommendations and AI tools to improve user stories. A first evaluation of the model provides promising insights into the behavior and forms a basis for future research.
GND Keywords: Agile Softwareentwicklung; Benutzerforschung; Kognitives Schema; Projekt
Keywords: Agile software development, User story quality, Developer experience, Shared mental model, Project success
DDC Classification: 004 Computer science  
RVK Classification: ST 230   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Conferenceobject
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/48148
Release Date: 6. July 2020

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