User Story Masterclass

Get to grips with User Stories in this hands-on workshop
Overview

User Stories have become a popular way of capturing user requirements. By focussing on user-centred functionality, this approach helps both developers and business people build product that their customers will love.

Course Code
AGI1USM
Duration
1 Day
Delivery Style
Classroom
Course Type
Public or Private
Max Delegates
12
Available as Nutshell
No

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Purpose of this course

User Stories look deceptively simple, but using them effectively takes more than just sitting down with a customer and a Post-It note. This course will arm you with a host of practical skills to write effective User Stories, set acceptance criteria against them and build them into a comprehensive, readily understandable map of functionality.

Who is this course for

This course will be of use to Product Owners, business analysts, development teams and end users – in fact anyone who is involved in creating product in an Agile environment.

You will learn how to
  • Deliver efficient and effective support in the Service Desk environment
  • Use best practice skills to deal effectively with a variety of situations
  • Identify customer needs and motivations
  • Handle difficult situations
  • Work in a Highly effective SD team
Benefits for your organisation

User Stories have become a recognised way of keeping products customer-focussed. They are particularly powerful when used in and iterative and incremental approach as they encourage the development of discrete chunks of functionality.

Benefits for you as an individual

User Stories are unusual, in that to write truly meaningful ones, a broad spectrum of individuals is necessary. Whether you're a developer, business analyst, tester, business stakeholder of potential user – having a good understanding of User Stories will help you towards your collect goal – building excellent product.

An introduction to stories

Why Use Stories?
How are Stories Different?

Traceability

User stories & Product Vision
Understanding Epics

Creating a Holistic Product

Narrative Flow
User Story Mapping
Release Planning

Capturing User Stories

Working with Personas
Running Workshops

Qualities of User Stories

Card, Conversation, Confirmation
Who, What, Why
Using INVEST

Advanced Topics

Dealing with Non-Functional Requirements
Splitting User Stories
Writing Scenarios with Gherkin

Prerequisites

A basic understanding of the software development lifecycle, whether Agile or Waterfall.

About the Lead Trainer

Our Agile ‘evangelist’, it’s safe to say that Howie lives and breathes an Agile life. Never to be seen without a pack of post it notes and a sharpie pen in his back pocket, Howie coaches and trains our customers by sharing his passion for more efficient ways of working.