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Are User Stories Scrum or Agile?
User Stories are a core concept of the agile system and form the smallest unit in a framework. As the name suggests, they are written from the end-user’s perspective to look at requirements for a product or feature from a different angle. In Jira, user stories are usually created as issues or tickets.
Typically, user stories are applied in the context of agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, or Extreme Programming (XP). As you can see from our article: Differences between Agile, Scrum and SAFe, Scrum is one of the most well-known agile methods that leverages User Stories as the basis for sprint planning. Therefore, User Stories are often exclusively assigned to Scrum, but they are also popular in other agile methods.
Therefore, it can be said: User Stories are Scrum AND agile. But not only Scrum.