One of the first thing they tell us about stories, is that they should be valuable. That’s what the ‘V’ in INVEST stands for:
Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INVEST_(mnemonic):
V – Valuable - A user story must deliver value to the end user.
That suggestion usually sits quite well with business side people, which nods in agreement when they hear this, but generally raises a few skeptical eyebrows over at the technical side of the room. Which soon turn it into the following question:
So how should we deal with all the technical things that we need to do and have no direct value to the end user? Things like replacing our DB technology, working on infrastructure, or building some inner development tools?
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