How Thin is Thin? A Practical User Story WorkshopDave Rooney
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Most of us have heard the mantra, "Slice your User Stories as thin as possible!" In my travels as a coach since the early 2000's, however, I've rarely seen stories that truly are thin. What are these rare creatures? Why don't I see more of them? Having good User Stories is crucial to the success of teams using them as the means for determining what needs to be built to fulfill a customer's need. Having thinly sliced stories is even more important!
This workshop provides a level set on what stories are and explores why slicing stories very thin is important, what benefits thin slicing provides, and how to do it. Through a combination of examples and practical application in the workshop, you'll leave with slicing techniques that you can apply at your next planning session.
As a GOAT Conference participant, I need to write better User Stories
That's the most important question to answer. And, did you notice? I specifically didn't do it.
As a GOAT Conference participant, I need to write better User Stories.
What's missing is the "why". That's so important, because writing better User Stories could mean so many things to different people. And if you're going to attend this session, you really ought to know what you're going to get out of it. That's the 'why'.
It's more of an art, than a science. Writing great User Stories, that is.
Why have I been told to use a the funny "As A / I Want / So That" format?
How big is too big, and why should I spend time splitting stories?
Isn't a user story the same as a WBS item?
Good questions, indeed. You likely have more. Excellent.
In this interactive session, we'll explore the fundamentals of writing good user stories. And we'll try to make those good user stories, better. We'll also look at alternatives to user stories, and find ways to represent ideas as product backlog items in other ways. We'll explore why the Card, Conversation, and Confirmation, are so important, and why it's worth the time to INVEST in meaningful stories.