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