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Just finished reading Mike Cohn's excellent book "User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development". The buffalo bit one of the examples Mike uses to illustrate the problems with rigid requirements specifications written at the start of a traditional waterfall project. I've always hated trying to sift through a lengthy requirements document only to find ambiguous language that raises more questions that it answered. Mike explains in great detail how using short user stories that act as a reminder of a conversation can deliver requirements that are easy to understand as well as encouraging communication.

The start-up I work for is in the process of formalizing our process and Mike's book provides insight and ideas that are helping us to reap the benefits of agile development. Whether you're a development manager, team lead or a developer you'll benefit from Mike's in-depth knowledge and real world experience.