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

Faculty/Professorship: University of Bamberg  
Author(s): Hallmann, Daniel  
Title of the compilation: Agile processes in software engineering and extreme programming : 21st International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 8–12, 2020 : proceedings
Editors: Stray, Viktoria; Hoda, Rashina; Paasivaara, Maria; Kruchten, Philippe
Corporate Body: International Conference on Agile Software Development, 21, 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark
Publisher Information: Cham, Switzerland : Springer
Year of publication: 2020
Pages: 103-112
ISBN: 978-3-030-49391-2
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-49392-9_7
URL: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/48148
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 ; Mentales Modell ; 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/48149
Release Date: 6. July 2020