3 people discussing and sharing information in a creative environment.

If no one is talking about the User Stories of your team, you aren’t really using them.

As a User Story, I need to be discussed among the people that it may concern, so there’s a shared understanding about ‘what’ should be done and ‘why’ to benefit a ‘who’. Somehow it’s still common for experts to get assigned a User Story without them ever being part of any conversation with regard to the Story. In these cases the output of work is guaranteed to end up not meeting expectations.