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User Story Workshop: Creating Agile Requirements

user story workshop

In our highly rated user story workshop, students will learn to develop requirements which enable an Agile team to deliver valuable products. We will discuss how Agile principles and the Scrum framework emphasize business and team collaboration while providing clarity and focus. Next, we will explore principles and techniques used to develop a product backlog in an Agile environment. One such technique, User Stories, improve our products by maximizing return on investment and speed of delivery. These concepts will be presented in a highly interactive and engaging format with elements of lecture, classroom discussion and detailed simulation.

Students can claim 7 Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs) which can be applied to Project Management Professional (PMP)® and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certifications.

PMI, PMP and PMI-ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Who Should Attend

The class is ideal for those who create and maintain user story requirements and product backlogs. Product Owners, Business Analysts, Feature Owners and Subject Matter Experts will benefit from learning these techniques.

Course Outline

The course starts with an introduction to Agile Principles and Agile Business Analysis. From there, the curriculum focuses on specific ways to develop Agile requirements, including:

  • Lean Discovery techniques
  • Product Backlog Items and User Stories
  • Testable Acceptance Criteria
  • Vertical Slicing and Story Decomposition
  • The Importance of Feedback Loops

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