Task Decomposition

What does a good task look like?

A development task is the smallest independently deployable change to implement acceptance criteria.

Create tasks that are meaningful and take less than two days to complete.

Given I have data available for Integration Frequency
Then score entry for Integration Frequency will be updated for teams

Task: Create Integration Frequency Feature Flag.
Task: Add Integration Frequency as Score Entry.
Task: Update Score Entry for Integration Frequency.

Use Definition of Done as your checklist for completing a development task.


  • If a task includes integration to another dependency, add a simple contract mock to the task so that parallel development of the consumer and provider will result in minimal integration issues.
  • Decomposing stories into tasks allows teams to swarm stories and deliver value faster

Last modified December 15, 2023: Update work decomp tags (03a5308)