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    The foundation of every agile team’s delivery and execution is the user story.

    Is it? I’ve worked at multiple companies that do talks about how agile they are (one place is even the model for other hip young startups) and they don’t use userstories.

    I think the foundation for every agile team is being agile. That means using things that make sense and not using things that don’t make sense for their situation.

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      This really does not belong on Lobsters. User stories are the antithesis of technical excellence.

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        Ow man. Flag and move on. This comes off like pushing politics.

        (And I suggest'ed this submission to have the “show” tag. Also, I agree with you for other reasons. Specifically because I’m eyeing potential promptworks spam under the @nicholaides invite tree.)

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          I had a much harsher post, but then I noticed that she(?) was a new poster, decided to assume good faith, and dialed it back.

          It is true that “user stories” don’t belong on a forum for serious discussion of technology.

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            Would a link entitled User Stores, Standups, and Agile in General is a Fucking Scam tagged under practices belong?

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              Why is technical excellence viewed by some as a “political” stance?

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                I would say the claim that user stories are the antithesis of technical excellence could use some sort of supporting evidence.

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                  I would say the claim that user stories are the antithesis of technical excellence could use some sort of supporting evidence.

                  Anyone who doesn’t see it this way is welcome to join the software industry and find out first-hand.

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          I don’t see how breaking down a complex project into a list of small tasks (“user stories”) that can each be verified and tested is the antithesis of technical excellence.