As a developer I want to define application features and track which have been already implemented, verified and documented.

Stories, which implement the L3 metadata, can be used to track implementation, test and documentation coverage for individual features or requirements. Thanks to this you can track everything in one place, including the project implementation progress.

In addition to the attributes defined here, stories also support common Core attributes which are shared across all metadata levels.


    As a user I want to see more detailed information for
    particular command.
    Different verbose levels can be enabled by using the
    option several times.
  - tmt test show -v
  - tmt test show -vvv
  - tmt test show --verbose
  - implemented-by: /tmt/
  - documented-by: /tmt/
  - verified-by: /tests/core/dry
priority: must have


Instructive examples of real-life usage.

One example is worth thousand words. Providing a few, well selected, examples helps to understand quickly and get inspiration for initial experimenting.

One or more examples can be defined, each of them is rendered into a separate box during export. Must be a string or a list of strings.


# Short one-line example
example: tmt run discover
# Preserve line breaks using the '|' modifier
example: |
    tmt run --until execute
    tmt run --last report
# Use a list to define multiple examples
  - tmt run --until execute
  - tmt run --last report
# Several multiline examples
    - |
        # Check validity of the plans
        tmt plan lint
    - |
        # Check which tests would be run
        tmt run discover

Status: implemented


User story priority

As a stakeholder I want to define priority for each user story so that it’s clear which user stories are essential and must be implemented, which are important and which are desirable but not necessary.

All user stories are important, but they are prioritized to deliver the greatest and most immediate benefits early. When working on implementation developers should prioritize their tasks to cover the most important features first.

The following four values based on the MoSCoW method are supported:

must have

critical for the project success, must be delivered on time in order to consider the implementation as successful

should have

important stories which need to be covered but are not as time-critical and can be delivered later if there are not enough resources

could have

desirable but not necessary and could improve the user experience or customer satisfaction for a little development cost

will not have

least-critical, lowest-payback items, not planned into the current schedule, might be dropped or reconsidered for inclusion in a later timebox

Must be a string with one of the above-mentioned values.


# This is an essential feature
priority: must have

Status: implemented and verified


User story describing the feature to be implemented

This is a required attribute. Each story has to define or inherit a story definition.


    As a user I want the application to do this and that
    so that I can achieve this and that.

Status: implemented


Title to be used when generating documentation

As a story writer I want to specify a title which should be used when generating online documentation from user stories.

When converting user stories into the reStructuredText format in order to render content into online documentation it is sometimes useful to provide a custom user story title rather then using the story name which can be too short to describe well the section content. Must be a string.


title: Nice title

Status: implemented