INVEST criteria

A well written user story follows the INVEST model:

  • Independent – Has less to no dependencies on other stories / teams so its easier to plan for it
  • Negotiable – Team should be able to collaboratively come up with the details of the story
  • Valuable – Should provide some value to the project / customer
  • Estimable – Should not be too vague or too big to estimate
  • Small – Should be small enough to be developed and tested within one iteration / sprint
  • Testable – Should contain well defined Acceptance criteria.

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