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Writing user stories for data modelling/data migration project

Last post 07:13 pm January 24, 2024 by Lisa Castillo
4 replies
07:34 pm January 11, 2022


I am looking for some ideas on how to write user stories for a data modelling project. Our team is working on creating a new data model (staging and target) and once it is ready, data will be imported from existing database to this new model.


I am trying to split large chunks of works like creating staging data model to smaller user stories, need advice on how this can be achieved.


09:07 pm January 11, 2022

A user story is a placeholder for a conversation about a potential requirement. So let's put the matter of splitting to one side. Do you expect this work to be emergent?

09:09 pm January 11, 2022

Ask your Developers to answer this question.  They are the ones that will be doing the work and would best know how to create meaningful Product Backlog Items of such a size that they could be completed in a single Sprint. 

10:58 am January 12, 2022

INVEST criteria can be followed to create User stories(Independent, Negotiable, Valuable, Estimatable, Small, Testable). 

08:29 am January 24, 2024

Certainly! To effectively write user stories for your data modeling project, consider breaking down the tasks into manageable components. Begin with overarching stories that encompass the entire process, such as "As a data modeler, I want to create a staging data model to facilitate the transition to the new system." Subsequently, break this down into more granular stories, like "As a team member, I want to define the structure of the staging data model to ensure compatibility with existing databases."

Additionally, incorporate lead data enrichment by creating stories like "As a data enrichment specialist, I want to identify key fields for lead data enrichment in the staging model to enhance data quality." Ensure that each user story aligns with the incremental goals of the project and reflects a tangible outcome. For example, "As a data importer, I want to develop a script to seamlessly import data from the existing database to the staging model."

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