SHE QC ideation, a story grooming technique

SHE QC is an effective technique to structure your never-ending grooming meetings. The SHE QC style of grooming is an effective style for complex stories especially when we need different viewpoints to be considered. One can use the technique to structure their 3 Amigo discussion to elaborate and define scenarios. It is a highly structured & time-boxed grooming technique used by advanced engineering teams to learn, define what needs to develop and remove any second-degree ignorance - “I don’t know I don’t know something”. The technique enables teams to groom stories in a more continuous manner and ideal for teams operating in a hyper sprint mode.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

For 45 min talk

  • why ?
  • SHEQC acronym
  • SHEQC process
  • discuss an example

In case if this is a 90 workshop

30 - min, discuss the technique - deck attached

40 -min - Mock grooming workshop - deck slide 11

10-min, refection

10-min, Q&A

Learning Outcome

Practical knowledge to apply SHEQC At work

Target Audience

Leadership , Product owner , Scrum Master , Agile Coaches

Prerequisites for Attendees

-Agile Values and principles

-Basic product management and story grooming

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  11 months ago
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    Hi Ranjith,

    Thanks for your proposal. Can you please share a real example of where this technique was used and how it improved the quality of your user story and the acceptance criteria?

  • Aino Corry
    By Aino Corry  ~  9 months ago
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    Hi Ranjith, thank you for your submission

    Can you shed some light on what the SHE QC is about?

    • Ranjith Tharayil
      By Ranjith Tharayil  ~  9 months ago
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      What is SHE QC story grooming/slicing technique?

      SHE QC is a Design Thinking based technique to slice your stories to ultrathin scenario stories. It also enables you to time box your story grooming technique to less than ~45 min and enables you to uncover any missing behavior.

      Why is SHE QC called so?

      SHEQC is an acronym for Sad, Happy, Expectational, Quality and Constrain scenarios  ?

      We understand   

      A Story = Happy_Acceptance_Criteria +  Sad_Acceptance_Criteria + Exceptional_Acceptance_Criteria + Quality_Related_Acceptance_Criteria + Constraints_Related_Acceptance_Criteria

      Can we use SHE QC for defining our BDD/ATDD scenarios?

      Yes, in fact the technique originated with they key question how we can facilitate 3 Amigos discussions more effectively. The technique also entertains the need for the 4th Amigo Operations to be part of scenario identification if you are operating in as DevOps team / SRE /NoOps etc


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