Quick view of user story

Sprint planning involves the selection of user stories to be accomplished in a sprint. During the process, developers, end users and even the management sit together, to review the user stories and select the ones to be added into the sprint. In order to make a decision, very often you need to study the details of user stories, which includes the detailed description, estimation developer made, tag, etc. While all these properties can be viewed and edited by opening a user story, it is cumbersome to jump in and out between the opened user story and user story selection screen. In order to make the browsing of user story details easier, you can use the quick view.

As suggested by its name, quick view provides instant display of user story details like its subject, description, estimation and tags. The use of quick view allows you to browse the details of user stories without having to leave the current screen.

While quick view is most useful when being used in selecting user stories to add into a sprint, you can use it anywhere you can see a user story.

Opening quick view

  1. Click to select the user story to view its detail.
    Selecting a user story
    Selecting a user story
  2. Press the Space key.
  3. The quick view is opened, with the detail of user story displayed.
    Quick view of a user story
    Quick view of a user story

View the next and previous user story

When opening the quick view, press the Left and Right key to view the next and previous user story. The sequence follows the ordering of user stories in the opening page.

Overview of quick view

Quick view of user story
Quick view of user story
No. Description
1  User story card. Different color tones are used to represent user stories in different statuses, in a sprint or not in any sprint.
2  Status of user story. When the user story is put inside a sprint, you will see the sprint name before the status (e.g. MySprint - Pending).
3  ID of user story.
4 The number of days team members required in completing their work under this user story.
5 The total number of days required to complete this user story, counted by adding the number of days estimated for all team members involved in this user story.
6 Subject of user story.
7 Tags, if any.
8 Description of user story. You can edit the description in the Description tab by opening a user story.
9 Prompt the URL of this user story.
10 Close the quick view and open the details of the user story. The effect is same as you double click on the user story in the parent screen to open it.

Overview of Quick View

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