location_city Bengaluru schedule Mar 18th 01:30 - 03:00 PM IST place Jupiter people 4 Interested

This may sound a little outdated but I designed this workshop during COVID times to engage stakeholders better by using User Stories more efficiently. The idea of the workshop is to help people move away from the notion that User Stories are merely a As a .. I want .. so that writing template to a full fledged way of engaging with every stakeholder involved during a product's lifecycle. The topics covered include myth busters around user stories, 3 amigos, specs by examples, BDD, ATDD, Zero defect policies, etc.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • Introduction & Expectations Setting (5 mins)

  • Part 1: Unlearn to Relearn (20 mins)
    • Discuss: What is a User Story? (3 mins)
    • Provide a POV: (3 mins)
    • Activity: List the components of a user story. (3 mins)
    • Discuss: 3Cs (3 mins)
    • Exercise Zero in groups of 3: (3 mins)

  • Part 2: Refine new Learnings (20 mins)
    • Discuss: Why User Stories? (3 mins)
    • Video: Exact Instructions Challenge (8 mins)
    • Discuss: Exact Instructions Challenge (4 mins)

  • Break / Discussions (5 mins)

  • Part 3: Specification by Example (20 mins)
    • Valet Parking Role Play: (5 mins)
    • Discussion: Confirming with tests (ATDD/BDD/Tests) with users (5 mins)
    • Building an authentic story as a user (10 mins)

  • Part 4: Housekeeping Discussions (20 mins)
    • General Guidelines (5 mins)
    • DoD & DoR (5 mins)
    • Zero Defect Policy (10 mins)
    • Wrap-up: Parking lot (10 mins)

Learning Outcome

  • Improving collaboration between functional groups (product managers, developers, users, etc.) to co-create requirements
  • Improving quality of deliverables by focusing on specifications using examples as one team
  • Reduction in defect leakage week after week
  • Delivering value, not just software

Target Audience

Although the typical participants may be Product Owners, Business Analysts, and Agile Coaches; the best group would be a combination of various roles found in a Product Development team as they engage together.

Prerequisites for Attendees

A basic understanding of User Stories

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