re: Enough with the User Stories already! VIEW POST

re: Very much enjoyed reading the article. And at some point definitely agree with the idea we should get our language sorted. I'm experiencing exactly...

thanks for the feedback Kristian. IMO, "I want to be able to log in using Twitter credentials" sounds like it answers the question "What do I want to do with the system so I can achieve my Business Goal?" and is, therefore, a Capability.

However if the Business Goal is "Make system login easier so that I can attract more users", then you can say that the Capability is "able to log in using Social Account credentials" and "login with Twitter" answers the question "How do I deliver this capability?" i.e. a Feature

I find that the following help to distinguish a Capability from a Feature

Capability Feature
Granularity Coarse Fine
Key Action Enables Allows
Key Question What to do? How to do it?
POV An actor wants to do something System offers a functionality

It's all about putting things in the right context and Impact Mapping is ideal for this.

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