User Story Workshop

August 18th 2016 13:00 - 17:00
Swang 244

The course focuses on how to gather Agile requirements and document them as User Stories. This is a very hands-on course and features many exercises that solidify key course concepts. Whenever possible real-world examples are brought in from the course participants work in order to jumpstart their next Agile project.
Learning Objectives:
• As a class participant, I want to demonstrate how to create a product vision statement, so that I can establish a guiding light for the product, with the help of my stakeholders.
• As a class participant, I want to demonstrate how to establish user roles, so that I can ensure that I don’t miss an important stakeholder’s business need.
• As a class participant, I want to describe the User Story format, so that I can clearly comprehend the importance of each section.
• As a class participant, I want to be able to understand the importance of quality Acceptance Criteria, so that I can produce effective User Stories.
• As a class participant, I want to practice writing user Stories, so that I am more comfortable when I start doing it for real.
• As a class participant, I want to explain how to tell a good user story from a bad one, so that I can create a better product backlog.
• As a class participant, I want to understand what the term “epic” means; so that when I write stories I understand how they can be at different levels.
• As a class participant, I want to understand the concept of story mapping, so that I can use it as a method to gather User Stories.
Class Takeaways:
• Thorough understanding of User Stories and their benefits
• A new outlook on the way you write and use User Stories
• Practical examples of good and bad User Stories
• The knowledge necessary for incorporating User Stories into your working environment
Class Benefits:
• Learn to capture stakeholder business needs
• Produce effective User Stories
• Create better product backlogs
• Learn the method of story mapping for better User Stories
Who should attend the training?
• Business Analysts
• Product Managers/Owners
• Anyone who will be involved in writing User Stories
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Erick Fleming

Erick Fleming, CSM, JCD, MCT, MSCD, is a Certified Scrum Trainer as well as a certified .NET and Java Developer with over 17 years of programming and training experience. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from University of South Florida and has spent most of his career...


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