Patterns for Splitting User Stories

JANUARY 27, 2012
More than two years after I originally published it, “Patterns for Splitting User Stories” remains one of the most visited posts on my blog. Splitting user stories continues to be one of the areas where the teams I work with most often need coaching.
To support the teams I coach, I’ve created a flow chart that goes through the questions I’ll ask when I’m helping a team split their stories. I was going to keep this resource for my coaching clients, but I’ve decided to share it here for free. Click the thumbnail below to download the full-size PDF version

Let me know in the comments if you find this useful. If you can share them, I’d love to see examples of how you’ve used it, what the stories looked like before and after splitting.