How to write better user stories (Instructor led workshop)

Feb 15, 2017 · , United Kingdom

Evening outline:

• Registration, food, networking 

• Main event -  Ian Carroll, User Story Writing Workshop.

• Lightning talk - Kevin Rutherford, Estimating stories: the 5 day challenge

• Networking 

• Tear down - please help us to clear up at the end

Session Overview

In this hands-on user story writing workshop all participants will learn how to write better user stories with development teams. We will demystify the whole subject area and provide you with some extremely powerful techniques to simplify requirements management. This is not just a session for Business Analysts. Everyone involved in software development should learn these simple techniques. During the session you will be lead through:

• Rapid prototyping - we'll prototype a system and test it out on each other

• Wireframing techniques for gaining a shared understanding of requirements

• Story breakdown / decomposition

• What should we include in a story?

• What is the right level of detail to include?

• At what point do you capture the detail?

• Story mapping

• Writing better acceptance criteria

• Sizing and estimation of stories

• Minimal Viable Product

• This session is packed full of tricks and tips discovered from years of experience writing stories with teams. 

• All materials for the session will be provided, including whiteboards, post-it notes, and sharpies!

To make this session as effective as possible we will form cross functional teams consisting of UX, Dev's, BA's, Testers, Product Owner, etc. so if you fit into any other these roles or can drag your colleagues along who do then please do so. 

About the

Brickell Key Award winner Ian Carroll is a consultant, coach, and speaker on all topics related to Lean, Kanban and Agile software development. Using his 25 years of hands-on experience he helps clients transform their organisations using Kanban and other Lean and Agile techniques to lower costs while increasing their ability to respond to changing market demands and outperform competitors. Ian has trained and coached hundreds of software development teams in Agile, Lean, and Kanban techniques, and has broken new ground by scaling lean principles to the portfolio level and beyond.

Doors open at 6.30pm with the talks starting at 7pm.

Refreshments are kindly provided by our awesome sponsors:

• Women In Tech North

• CDL - Creating Powerful Partnerships

• flowcore Engage - The Agile Transformation Tool

• Ian Carroll - Lean & Agile blog

• Solutioneers - Boutique Agile Training & Coaching

• valtech_ where experiences are engineered

Event organizers
  • Lean Agile, Manchester

    Lean Agile Manchester supports Women In Technology North Agile, Kanban, Lean, Scrum, community in Manchester and surrounding areas. Of particular interest to this group are practices and methods for improving the effectiveness of software development. Kanban for software development, Lean, Agile, Rightshifting, Continuous Delivery and Systems Thinking are just some of the topics for discussion. When: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm onwards. We're normally finished for 9pm unless otherwise stated, follo

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