User Story writing is an essential part in delivering value in each iteration and also to maintain the cadence. It might seem simple, but splitting large user stories is not easy. The user story has to be of the right size that fits the iteration duration, the speed of the team to build and test and what is considered valuable by client/customer. The large user stories (epics) need to be split in such a way that would incrementally provide user value through the development cadence. This also enables to get quick feedback before the entire feature is released.

Breaking of a feature into smaller stories is like turning boulders into sand , which means it takes more than one single stroke to paint all the smaller stories. There are many good techniques in splitting and dicing the features or epics into smaller user stories.

This workshop focuses on the below techniques of user story splitting:

  • Hyper fine story splitting or Zero/One/Many

This workshop will consist of two case studies for the attendees so as to get hands-on experience in splitting user stories efficiently by using the above techniques.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop


  • Introduction to the importance of slicing and dicing of User Story (1 mins)
  • Explain INVEST (4 mins)
  • Elaborate the SPIDR technique (10 mins)
  • Case Study to solve using SPIDR technique (10mins)
  • Elaborate the Hyper Fine Story Splitting (Zero/One/Many) technique (10 mins)
  • Case Study to solve using Hyper Fine Story Splitting (10 mins)

Learning Outcome

The benefits of attending this workshop would be :

  • Enable Application of the techniques in actual work
  • Awareness of how to make scrum/Kanban work
  • Enable to make more accurate estimates and better predictability

Target Audience

Product Owners, Business Analyst, Product Managers, Scrum Masters

Prerequisites for Attendees


  • Awareness of User Story and their writing pattern
  • Awareness of estimation techniques
  • Familiar with Scrum and Kanban
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