Story owners

If you click Start on a story, you will automatically become its owner. A story can have up to five owners at any given time. For instance, a story might be owned by a developer pair, a documentation pair and a tester; or a by a developer pair and a designer.

We also support individual contributor “Reviews”, which help facilitate a lighter level of story ownership/involvement. Reviews allows for all team roles to collaborate on story acceptance in parallel (versus sequentially), representing everyone’s progress and contributions towards a given story. For more see Reviews: Representing the entire team.

To add an owner, just click + to the right of the Owners row in an expanded story.

Story owner field in an expanded story

To remove someone, click their initials or profile photo in the Owners row, then click Remove.

Option to remove an owner after clicking their initials in the story owner field

You can view a larger image of an owner’s profile photo by hovering over the small image.

If you are an owner on a story, you can hover over your own profile photo in the story and click on the hover card to update your profile photo.

You can see stories that you own but aren’t actively working on in the My Work panel.

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