User Story Writing Workshop
User stories are a common agile artefact that are used to capture and communicate requirements. They are the essential narrative of functionality-based Product Backlog Items and while they have a generic and seemingly simple formula, they can sometimes be more art than science. Finding the right balance for your project stakeholders and the development team, between story size and depth of documentation, can be tricky.
This session will cover the theory of how and why user stories are meant to capture the context of user interactions. We’ll then explore interactively what works and does not work, where you’ve experienced challenges or failures, with a view of learning from each other to discover ways to improve and strengthen our story writing.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
- Presentation – Why User Stories?
- Discussion – What works, what doesn’t; share challenges, successes and failures
- Story Writing Workshop – working together we’ll break down a scenario into a User Journey map that we can start decomposing into stories.
Participants will ideally come away with a better understanding of the principles of effective user stories; as a group we will work together to build a shared understanding of common challenges and food for thought around creating better story artefacts.
Product Owners, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Testers, Developers, Designers – if you are working in an Agile development environment, then improving your Story Writing game should be important to you!
Prerequisites for Attendees
Whether you’re a novice or an expert, there is always something new to learn or knowledge you can share. No prerequisites required.
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