What are the key features of user story management?

Sonja Dimitrijevic's picture

In my research study, I need to identify the list of key features of user story management tools that can be used to support agile development. So far, I identified the following general groups of features: User role modeling and personas support, User stories and epics management, Acceptance testing support, High-level release planning, Low-level iteration planning, and Progress tracking. Each group contains some specific features, e.g., support for story points, writing of acceptance tests, etc.

Please help me elaborate the list by posting your list of such features, such as those that you've already used as part of a user story management tool, or those that you'd like to see in the software tool you use. Do you find some features more important than the others? Many thanks in advance! 

4 Answers

Madhava Verma Dantuluri's picture

Make it simple, acceptance tests, release dates, current status, estimation. I extensivley used the Jira tool and its fine.

Shai Shandil's picture

For me auto/canned notifications are a god send. It allows me to communicate with my customers in real-time and saves so much effort and lost productivity

Manali Gupta's picture

The importatnt features are:

  • Story definition
  • Story hirarchy
  • Prioritization
  • Tagging of user stories
  • Filtering

You can try Eyeagile- Agile project management platform to know more features for user-story management.


sachin singhai's picture

I always preferred a simple structure with sufficient information like

Story Name and Definition (short)

Story Description

Acceptance Criteria



Release Tag (directly related to Release schedule)

Document Reference

Story Reference






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