How to Write User Stories: The Ultimate Guide

User Stories are more than requirements. They are narratives that foster collaboration, guide development and drive meaningful outcomes.

Paweł Huryn
6 min readFeb 11, 2024

Hey, Paweł here. Welcome to the freemium edition of The Product Compass, with a free part republished on Medium.

My original post:

I haven’t covered Agile and Scrum topics in my newsletter so far.

But it’s hard to ignore that:

  • Most of us work in one of the Agile frameworks.
  • Many Product Managers use tools like Jira daily.
  • Mistakes can result in waste, delays, and team members disengaged at work.

These are the basics you must get right as a PM.

So, in today’s newsletter, as one of the ~400 PSPO III, I’d like to explain everything you need to know about User Stories:

  1. What Are User Stories?
  2. How to Write Good User Stories?
  3. How to Split User Stories: An Introduction
  4. 🔒 9 Proven Tactics to Split User Stories
  5. 🔒 User Stories vs Job Stories
  6. 🔒 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

1. What Are User Stories?