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Forgetting to Have the "Conversation" (Agile Transformation Pain Point #11)

Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Nov 15, 2018
 
You may have heard the three C's of agile: the card, the conversation, and the confirmation.

Many people will have the card: they'll write the story, but they'll forget about the other parts. They'll just write it in a silo and not get any feedback. They won’t actually talk to anyone about it and assume things. It's a very bad practice.
 

Get actual approval and consult your team

You want to make sure that you have that actual conversation, get the actual approval from your Product Owner, and make sure the team is consulted. This is meant to be collaborative, not done in a silo. Make sure you're also including acceptance criteria. That's part of your confirmation. No user story is complete or suitable for development until you have that acceptance criteria; it provides the boundaries and how the team knows when a story is done.
 
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