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Agile Requirements & User Stories

Continuing Agile Education

Are you a member of Scrum team that has a challenge with requirements and you are wondering where can you learn about additional Agile technique that can help with requirements?

“Agile Requirements & User Stories Training” is a one-day training that provides a comprehensive explanation of User stories, how to define and prioritize them.

 

 What is the value training will provide for your team?

One of the biggest challenges in software development is very challenging task of gathering clear requirements and then getting those requirements to remain unchanged during code development. Very characteristic for traditional project management. Here Agile offers proper solution with User Stories.

The User Stories training offers a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to authoring high quality user stories combining various techniques. User Stories helps us manage requirements. Their primary job is to define the value a user gains from the system. Since User Stories focus on the underlying Agile values of collaboration and Just-In-Time definition, it makes them a good Agile tool.

 

Who is this training tailored for?

Primarily Product Owners and Scrum Masters, as well as members of Development team who are familiar with Scrum framework and have been using Scrum framework for some time.

 

It is of sufficient interest if…

It is highly recommended to attend this training along with the “Agile Planning & Estimating” training. The content of the two courses is highly related and the participants will obtain more knowledge if they attend both courses.

 

What is training about?

This training focuses on the foundations of User Stories. It gives insights about how to author and maintain effective stories that meet the INVEST principle. In addition, various patterns, strategies, tools and techniques are also explored. Agile Requirements training will give you hands-on experience with techniques for gathering Agile requirements, and how to gather and manage with these requirements.

 

Brief Introduction:

  • Agile Practices and Techniques: User Stories
  • User Story details
  • User Story format
  • User Story criteria
  • User Story exercise
  • Common patterns to split a User Story
  • Spikes
  • Definition of Ready (DoR)
  • Agile Practices and Techniques: Requirement Prioritization
  • Q&As

 

Training Takeaways:

  1. Introduction with the term of a User Story, its form and characteristics – you will learn what is the main purpose of User Stories, why to use them and when;
  2. Acronym INVEST is analyzed to describe the attributes of a good User Story – acceptance criteria, splitting User Stories, and relationship between User Stories and Product Backlog are also discussed;
  3. How to write a requirement using User Stories, what are important parts of a requirement (role, activity, business value) – you will learn what are acceptance criteria, or condition of satisfaction for User Stories and how to write them;
  4. How to use format of User Story “As a <role> I want/can <activity> so that <business value>”;
  5. Acronym INVEST is analyzed to describe the attributes of a good User Story – you will learn why User stories often fail and what are main acceptance criteria and challenges with User stories
  6. Writing User Stories and acceptance criteria through several examples and practice;
  7. How to split bigger User stories into smaller ones, using 10 common patterns and 7 product dimensions;
  8. Introduction with the term “Spike” and explains rules and differences comparing feature User Stories, and technical User Stories;
  9. What is Definition of Ready (DoR) as a control what product backlog items can enter an iteration and where it is used;
  10. About different techniques for requirements prioritization (MoSCoW, Kano, WSJF).

 

Details about Agile Requirements & User Stories Training:

Just like all the other trainings that are organized by Agile Serbia & Puzzle Software, Agile Requirements & User Stories Training is organized on scheduled date or can be organized on request where the Company would be the host.

Note: SEUs are structured on a point system, and SEU is based on a 1:1 ratio of contact hours to points. Full day of training is equivalent to 8 SEUs. You are required to earn Scrum Education Units (SEUs) by completing educational training or learning opportunities as a validation of your continued proficiency and because of your future certification.

 

How it was on Agile Requirements & User Stories previous trainings?

The training can be organized on-site (in your company), tailored to companies needs. Choose the date and send us your request!

Zoran Vujkov

Zoran Vujkov is an experienced Agile Coach since 2008, and Certified Scrum Professional, certified by the Scum Alliance. He is also Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, SAFe Practitioner, and PRINCE2 Practitioner. He has 20+ years experience in the Software industry working for big companies like Barclays Bank, SonyEricsson, Promethean, Schneider DMS, United Cloud, Philip Morris International.

Contact

Phone
+381 11 4034 282

Email
scrum@puzzlesoftware.rs