Create a User Story
A user story is a statement of user functionality formulated as a few sentences in the everyday language of the user that can be completed within an iteration. The user story represents a placeholder for a later conversation regarding details and acceptance criteria. An agile workspace references user stories.
User stories consist of the following topics:
Create a user story
You can create a user story in Rally from several locations. This flexibility allows you to progress through work activities and create a user story whenever you need it from logical positions within the Rally application.
Your ability to create user stories is dependent upon the user role and permissions you have been assigned for the workspace. When you create a user story from the inline add option, the user story is ranked in the page at the position you specify in the Rank field if Drag & Drop ranking is configured.
Concurrency conflicts may occur if multiple users edit the same user story. The first user to make their changes and click the Save & Close, Save & New, or Save buttons will have their changes committed. When subsequent users make their changes to the same user story then attempts to save, they are presented with an option to Review my changes or Overwrite with my version.
If you select Review my changes, you are returned to the user story editor so the changes can be copied and not lost. If you select Overwrite with my version, your changes are saved and the other users changes are overwritten. Overwrite with my version where attachments are added and edited will save both users' changes as well as apply deletions.
View the Backlog and detail pages
View the Backlog page
The Backlog page is an inventory of all user stories created in your project. This view provides a summary listing of all user stories represented in Rally and is the gateway to viewing individual user story details and their associations.
The Backlog page allows you to inline edit a user story by double-clicking within the highlighted row.
You may manually rank user stories on the page by dragging the user story up or down in priority relative to other user stories on the page. Click the user story and drag it up or down in priority on the page.
View the User Story detail page
The User Story detail page provides a view of an individual user story. From the User Story Detail page, you can:
- View a read-only display of a single user story in its entirety including all current field values and details.
- Perform multiple activities on the displayed user story.
- Navigate to other work items associated with the displayed user story.
The sidebar located on the left of the page displays any associated artifacts related to the current story. Click any link to navigate to a summary view of the related artifacts of the indicated type.
Click the URL icon in the upper-left corner of the detail page to open a new detail User Story page with the complete URL to this work item. From here you can copy the URL to use as a reference link in email to team members, or attachments to other work items, and so on.
Use the Actions button located in the upper-right of the User Story detail page to select action options such as Edit, New, Copy, Print, Delete, and other specific actions. As you navigate through the associations, the Actions button menu options vary in relation to the artifact you are viewing. The top section of the menu options apply to the root artifact (in this case the user story), while the lower half of the options apply to the associated work item.
If you expect to see a field that is not on this screen, it may have been Hidden by the administrator.
User story fields
These field values can be set when creating or editing a user story.