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User Stories: Getting to Ready

COURSE TYPE

Intermediate

Course Number

3653

Duration

2 Days

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User stories are a popular way of driving just-in-time requirements engineering in Agile product development. As Product Backlog items they are small and finely detailed at the top of the list of things still to be done, but are much more coarse-grained and vague further down. Backlog refinement is the process of splitting stories and adding requirements information to the point that they can be taken into a development episode (in Scrum, a Sprint) and turned into a potentially shippable increment. The development team’s backlog for the Sprint also requires that they be decomposed further into work items for team members. Managing Backlogs in this way, and splitting stories so that they can be implemented in time boxes is a learned skill, requiring the decomposition of requirements in new ways. This course provides Agile team members with the skills to do this effectively through immersive work on a case study, as well as information transfer from an expert Agile instructor.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Seed Product Backlogs with epic stories derived from a Product Vision
  • Plan releases using story maps
  • Decompose stories using a variety of techniques
  • Create work items small enough to fit into an inspect-and-adapt cycle

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Who Will Benefit:

  • While Product Owners, Product Managers and Business Analysts can benefit most from this course, it is also useful for Scrum Masters, Agile coaches and Agile Development team members such as programmers and testers

Course Outline

  • Product Backlog Overview
  • User stories as Product Backlog items
  • Lifecycle of a story
  • INVESTing in “good” user stories
  • User stories v ‘Technical’ stories
  • Creating and Maintaining a Product Vision
  • Using impact maps to focus on outcomes
  • Relating Release goals and Sprint Goals to the Product vision
  • Product Backlog Refinement
  • Using story maps for release planning
  • Drilling down through acceptance criteria
  • Architectural approaches to story splitting
  • Using the ‘hamburger technique’ to support iteration
  • Managing the Iteration Backlog (a.k.a Sprint Backlog)
  • Defining ‘Ready’
  • Identifying Sprint Backlog items
  • Tracking progress with Burndown and Scrum Boards
  • Creating a virtual team to support the Product Owner
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