Writing User Stories

The Writing User Stories training course focuses on helping software developers, analysts, project managers, and leads who are new to the idea of user stories and user-centric project development to successfully work with User Stories.

Along the way, the Writing User Stories course examines the process, tips, tricks, and key elements required to effectively capture user stories as a means of tracking project requirements. In addition to learning how to create user stories, throughout the course, you will also learn how to decompose user stories, groom the product backlog, and estimate using relative sizing.

The Writing User Stories course is recommended for students who have experience working on Agile teams or have prior Agile training.

Course Summary

Learn how to effectively create user stories.
Skill Level: 
Learning Style: 

Hands-on training is customized, instructor-led training with an in-depth presentation of a technology and its concepts, featuring such topics as Java, OOAD, and Open Source.

Hands On help
2 Days
Productivity Objectives: 
  • Understand what the inputs are for user stories
  • Learn how to properly document user stories
  • Grasp how to decompose and aggregate stories as needed
  • Learn about grooming the product backlog
  • Understand relative sizing as a method for estimating

What You'll Learn

In the Writing User Stories training course, you’ll learn:

  • Story Creation
    • Gathering User Requirements and Story-writing Workshop
    • Developing and Sizing a Product Backlog
    • Planning Epics, Features, and Releases
    • Planning Realistic Feature and Release Schedules
    • Creating Templates for “User Stories”
    • I.N.V.E.S.T Story Creation Method and Other Story Creation Best Practices
    • Review Common Bottlenecks
    • Non-functional Requirements (NFRs)
    • “Just Enough” Up-front Work
    • Using Roles/Personas
    • Creating Acceptance Criteria/Defining “Done”
    • Story Aggregation and Decomposition
    • Story Spikes
  • Grooming the Backlog
    • Prioritization
    • Looking Ahead
    • Ongoing Story Grooming
    • Value Assessment
    • Risk-based Prioritization
  • Story Estimation Methods
    • Estimates vs. Commitment
    • Analogous Relative Sizing
    • Using Planning Poker

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