by Andrew on May 4, 2011
After reading Mike Cohn’s post “Advantages of the ‘as a’, ‘I want’ user story template” I started thinking about the simplest and quickest way to create and capture stories. I’ve been using Evernote a lot recently and it’s a good place to keep a simple backlog that you can access anywhere. To have any advantage over using Excel, Evernote or Greenhopper directly the authoring step has to be very simple. The screen capture below shows how stories are displayed and you can try the live demo.
I’m using this as a learning exercise so I’ll continue with it, but some feedback would help me test my ideas and learn if anyone is interested enough to take a look at the code. I’ve focused on HTML5 local storage when building this page so that your stories are available next time you visit. Next I’ll make sure stories display in the order they were added when you return and clear the editable content when you begin to type.