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Description

User stories are a critical element in Agile projects. In this 2 hour course, through hand-on exercises, the participants will have multiple opportunities to write user stories. The participants will learn the elements needed to create user stories that clearly define requirements.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the key elements of user stories
  • Understand how to clearly articulate business requirements as user stories
  • Understand how to break down epics into meaningful user stories
  • Understand how to define valuable acceptance criteria

Audience

Product Owner, Business Analysts and anyone else writing user stories

Course Outline

What makes a good user story?

  • o Acceptance criteria
  • o Story tests
  • o Exit criteria
  • o Business value

Personas

Requirements documents vs. user stories

Epics vs. user stories

  • Breaking down epics

User Story Formats

Technical Stories

  • Acceptance criteria

Hands-on Exercises


A key element to understanding Agile is to experience it. The hands-on exercises in this session are designed to enable participants to immediately put into practice the topics addressed in the session. Exercises for this session include:

  • Use different formats for writing user stories
  • Generate personas
  • Take a requirements document and turn it into user stories

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