User Story Workshop


User Story Workshop


Creating good user stories and solid acceptance criteria is an essential practice for successful Agile delivery. This workshop offers practical, hands-on experience in the fundamentals of user story creation and decomposition, writing effective user stories, and defining well-written, clear acceptance criteria.  

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Course Overview

These practices are introduced and reinforced throughout the session, as the "team" iterates  through the lifecycle of a User Story, from initial project vision, to user roles & personas, through the first release & sprint.  We will cover:

  • Identifying The Vision
  • Voice of the Customer & User Personas
  • Epics, Features, Stories & Tasks – What’s the Difference?
  • Backlog Essentials,  Prioritization & Pointing
  • Story Composition
  • Writing Effective User Stories
  • Attributes of a Good Story - INVEST
  • Writing Effective Acceptance Criteria & Acceptance Tests
  • Backlog Grooming & Story Maturation
  • Capturing NFR's & Business Rules
  • User Story Guidelines & Best Practices
  • Effective Management of Changing Requirements
  • Team Exercises
  • Workshop Retrospective

Target Audience

  • Business Analysts
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters


2 Days