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Agile user story workshop

Harness the power of a high performing team by enabling them to work with and contribute to the writing of requirements that describe customer outcomes.

Description

Great User stories enable teams to provide solutions that are right for customers and business stakeholders. Focusing on end users helps us to create outcomes that users need and want. We'll teach you how to get started with great user stories and how to estimate your work to give your stakeholders visibility of expected delivery. 

During this one-day activity-based training course participants will get hands on experience of writing user stories, estimating, splitting stories and how to prioritise. 

Many teams already work with user stories but don't have the techniques and learning to truly engage with them. Attending this course will give participants the tools to understand and work with user stories in a more meaningful way. Your organisation will benefit from right sized solutions that deliver against business goals and customer needs. 

Outline

Agile summary 

What is a user story 

  • Origins 

  • Why user stories 

  • What is an Epic 

The user story template broken down 

User stories in the project lifecycle 

 

User story writing exercise 

 

How to estimate 

  • Relative sizing 

  • Using sizing to plan 

 

Estimation activity 

 

User story splitting 

  • Why make stories smaller 

  • Splitting techniques 

Story splitting activities 

Project initiation 

  • Devising backlogs 

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course you'll have a good understanding of: 

  • When to use user stories 

  • How to express user needs via user stories 

  • How to estimate the relative size of a user story 

  • How split large stories  

  • Techniques for creating a product backlog 

Audience

  • Product Owners, Business Analysts, Agile team members 

  • Anyone who is interested in enabling teams to deliver the right thing 

Prerequisites

A working understanding of the practices and language associated with Agile practices, ideally participants will have attended an Agile introductory course. 

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