What is the intent? That’s what I ask for — the intent — when I read at a story, a feature, an epic, a solution. It should pop up immediately…first thing I read…the rest will be just details. It is the aim/purpose that guides action…the thing that you plan to do, realize, or achieve.
Intention is very powerful and important! It is like a compass…a north star… guiding our actions… it is like an anchor so we wont stray or float aimlessly to nowhere.
Sometimes, an Agile artifact — like an epic, a feature, a solution, a story — can be too noisy: lots of wordy details — and other artifacts attached to it — that one is lost as to what that epic, feature, solution, or a story is all about! We fall off the center so to speak. This is where the power of intent comes in: it is the ‘compass’ that points us back to the right direction…to what we are aiming for; a power that gently guides us back to the ‘center’… and leads us back to seeing as to what the true aim/purpose is and as to what the true value is that needs to be achieved/realized.
Remember this: make sure you write first the intent of an epic, a feature, a solution, or a story… then follow it up with details as you see fit.