User Stories — One Story To Rule Them All

One User Story, Multiple Roles

Lets take a very basic example

“As a premium customer, I want to be able to access the online shop.”

“As a standard customer, I want to be able to access the online shop.”

One User Story

This should not count as two user stories, and definitely there should not be two user stories in your backlog that detail the same functionality.

These user stories can be merged into something like:

“As a member of the website, I want to be able to access the online shop.”

We do not need a separate user story, because we are not defining what different things might be available to the different customers once they access the online shop. This for sure can be handled with two user stories.

How to Know When to Merge?

Other user stories will then come based on the customer level and their interaction with the online store, for example:

“As a premium customer, I want to be able to access the premium items section.”

“As a premium customer, I want to be able to input my discount code”

This post was originally posted on: theproducthub.io
https://www.theproducthub.io/2019/12/15/one-user-story-to-rule-them-all
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