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On Twitter, I complained about the official Agile user story format of writing, “As a [user], I want to [action] so that [result]”:

As a user, I find starting every requirement with “as a user” tedious, pretentious, ostentatious, and pompous.

A tweep (@Symbo1ics) challenged me on this:

@johnderosa It’s still an improvement over “As a developer, I think a user…”

I think this is pretentious twaddle. Here’s why.
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