Improving requirements Agilizing people mindset

Clear and Effective Requirements are a key component of any Product Development LifeCycle (PDLC).

In Agile, requirements are collected using User Stories; in this talk I will share my experience with requirements in Agile highlighting some challenges the team may face.

Moreover we'll cover couple of basic aspects to reduce wastes during the product Vision and Ideation through cross-functional collaboration.


Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

  • Requirement in Agile - form and why
  • Challenges I faced with User Stories - why
  • Importance of cross-functional team identity and culture
    • speaking same language
    • sharing common values
  • how to reduce wastes increasing collaboration
  • results we had after the changes
    • good / bad examples; following INVEST mnemonic
  • Closing

Learning Outcome

1. `Requirements and high quality software is a responsibility of the whole cross-functional team

2. Common problems you may face once moving into Agile

3. Basic aspects related to User Stories such as elements and structure of the story as well as following the INVEST

Target Audience

Product Managers, Quality Engineers, Developers

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Matteo, This seems very basic.  I see it as marked as beginner - is it as basic as it sounds?  What would be interesting / different in this experience report?



    • Matteo Taddei
      By Matteo Taddei  ~  2 years ago
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      Hi Joel, it is a presentation for beginner so yes, quite basic. Being an experience report I will share with the audience what I have seen in these years and the warnings you can understand from bad requirements. We understood for instance that we had to reshape the cross-functional team culture, looking at the poor quality of our stories.

      I think it will be helpful for newbies in Agile or even for people in the middle of an agile transformation.

      Hope I answered to your question. Please let me know if you need more info.


  • Balaji Ganesh N
    By Balaji Ganesh N  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Taddei,

    Based on the details shared, this topic does not seem relevant to the agile mindset track

    You may want to check if this fits under other tracks like Lean Product Discovery.



    • Matteo Taddei
      By Matteo Taddei  ~  2 years ago
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      Thanks Balaji, my mistake!

      The proposal is for the Continuos Delivery track.

      I will talk about team culture in a cross functional environment, having as landscape the User Story definition.


      Thanks again!