- The User Story is linked to other related tickets.
- All short discussions are captured in the story's comments section for future reference.
- The User Story meets the DoR before allocated to a Sprint.
- Spikes (investigative piece of work)
- Where a Spike is required, before a User Story can progress, this is captured and time-boxed (TBD) during refinement (story time sessions).
- A User Story that depends on a Spike should ideally not be brought together into the same sprint.
- There will be cases where a Spike has to be completed in order to put together a User Story; where for example a POC has to take place first.