Today I tried to put a different light on User Stories. We all know that Mike came up with the very good way of phrasing a User Story:
As a <user role> I want <a feature> so that I can get <business value>.
When you analyse what Mike did than you can see that he tries to answer the three basic questions:
Who want What Why?
In the analysation of business problems Dan Roam showed us in “The Back of a Napkin,” that you can use these questions to come up with visual pictures.
First you Look to be able to See, to Imagine what you want to Show.
The job of the team in an Sprint Planning question is to ask these 3 questions again and again. Each Backlog Item needs to be analyzed till you have the answers to this three questions:
User Stories create pictures that answers these questions.