They represent business, technical, system, process or software related tasks or functionalities represented in the form of a set of instructions (user stories). They collectively become an epic when dealing with similar set of work of any type. And multiple epics become a feature. 1000s of features represent a software product and its digital infrastructure such as Cloud, DevOps, Tools, Technologies, Standards, Process etc.


1. Represents set of instructions for work having an acceptance criteria

2. Can be spitted as per different patterns & techniques

3. Should be clear, concise, negotiable, testable and estimable

4. Group of user stories become epics and group of epics become features

5. User stories are highly flexible, nimble and interoperable for any type of digital platform or an enterprise ecosystem

6. Many features for a single product represent a backlog

7. There are many ways to prioritize a user story and many ways to estimate a user story

8. User stories are not dependent upon business scope, context, constraints and compliance

9. User stories can be written by many stakeholders (technical, organizational & business)

10. User stories follow a specific patterns defined by product owners or business analysts

11. They represent any work for improving a software, system, product or even your process

12. Organizations have their own ways to define and standardize user stories

13. Organizations have their own workflows for user stories

14. User story generally represents users, activities, tasks, features and requirements

15. User story should have some benefit for the product either directly or indirectly

16. User story can be a research or a spike for technical team to learn about a system, tool, library, dependency and technology

17. User story can be written in different formats and standards as per the rules, guidelines of the organization

18. Its better to have a detailed user story containing all documents, diagrams, charts and requirements

19. User stories should ideally have all the permutations, scenarios and requirements systemically possible

20. User stories have no issue for any type of software product, any technology, tool, system or organization working on that


User stories is a broad subject that includes wireframing, mapping, user journeys, diagrams, documentations, requirements, product details, iterations, tasks, subtasks, estimations, prioritizations, slicing and merging tasks, dashboards, backlog, stakeholder management and many other skills, knowledge and features.