The Story of a Story

What is a story?

A story is a small feature. It’s a concise description of something a user can do. We use a three-part format for user stories:

As a [user role],

I want to [goal],

so that [reason].

For example:

As a member, I want to login to the site, so that I can update my profile information.

1. Add a story

Click the “add story” button or hit the “A” key on your keyboard

Add a title and write the story in the description section

Click the “save” button

Drag the story from the icebox to the backlog

We work our magic. You will get an email notifying you that a story has been delivered. Stories that are ready for your review will appear in pivotal with accept and reject buttons.

2. Review a story

Test the story on your staging site

If the story meets your needs

click the “accept” button.

If the story doesn’t meet your needs

click the “reject” button, add comments and click the “save” button.

3. Done!