Management Concepts

Agile Requirements: Creating User Stories

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Feb 27—28, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Aug 10—11, 2020
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About the course

User stories help to define the functions a business system must provide and facilitate defining requirements on an Agile project. How do you know what your end user wants or needs? How can you define these needs in terms that are easy to understand and build to? You will learn the techniques for developing a user story via story cards, personas, and role cards through hands-on exercises and applications. You will practice other Agile approaches, such as release planning and backlog grooming, which ensures that the work being done is the work that is needed.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the importance of User Stories in the Agile development framework
  • Write effective and accurate User Stories
  • Effectively communicate requirements using Agile techniques to address customers' needs
  • Create and maintain a product backlog
  • Leverage practical techniques to gather User Stories
  • Prioritize user requirements to ensure critical customer requirements are delivered first
  • Distinguish between Agile development methods and traditional development methods
  • Trace the use of User Stories throughout the different stages of Scrum
  • Analyze the impact of project roles on the creation of User Stories
  • Create an on-the-job (OTJ) action plan

Course Topics

User Stories in Agile Development

  • The User Story
  • The Agile Framework
  • Mike Cohn
  • Product Lifecycle
  • Product Vision
  • Lesson Key Messages

User Stories and Personas

  • Product Lifecycle
  • Scrum Roles
  • The Customer
  • Lesson Conclusion

Story Gathering Techniques & Product Backlogs

  • Writing Quality User Stories
  • Product Backlog
  • Prioritization
  • Product Road Maps
  • Lesson Key Messages

User Stories in Sprint Planning

  • Kickoff Meeting
  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Estimating Techniques
  • Defining Tasks
  • Lesson Key Messages

Execution and Acceptance

  • Acceptance
  • Compliance and Documentation
  • Sprint Review Meetings
  • Sprint Retrospectives
  • Lesson Key Messages

User Stories Essentials

  • User Stories in the Product Framework

Who should attend

This course is intended for entry and intermediate level Program and Project managers and team members.

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