Extended Education

User Stories for Agile Requirements in Oslo, Norway

Organization

Mountain Goat Software

Trainer

  • Course

    Date: 7 December, 2012
    Location: Oslo, Norway

    Regular Price: NOK 7 000

    User Stories for Agile Requirements

    Projects start with their requirements. How those requirements are documented or expressed has a tremendous influence on the rest of the project. A great way to build software that meets real users’ real needs and gets the project off on the right foot is to begin with user stories.

    User stories are simple, clear, brief descriptions of functionality told from the perspective of a user. User stories in agile and Scrum development can be useful to either a user of the software or the customer of the software. These user stories can then become the product backlog of an agile or Scrum project.

    The technique of expressing requirements as user stories is one of the most broadly applicable techniques introduced by the agile processes; and user stories can also be an effective approach on all time-constrained projects.

    This course provides you with the knowledge and tools needed to identify and write effective and helpful user stories. You’ll learn the six attributes all good stories must exhibit and thirteen guidelines for writing a better user story. The class explores how user role modeling can help when gathering a project's initial stories. During this hands-on course, all participants will have the opportunity to practice identifying user roles and writing stories on a case study.

    PMPs: This course counts for 7.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

    You Will Learn

    • A useful template for writing user stories
    • The six attributes of a good story and how to achieve them
    • How to write non-functional requirements as user stories
    • How much work to do up-front and how much to do just-in-time
    • How to conduct a story-writing workshop
    • Practical examples from real-world projects

    Other Classes from Mike Cohn in Oslo This Week

    December 3-4 Certified ScrumMaster
    December 5-6  Certified Scrum Product Owner

    What You Get

    • High quality training from an industry expert
    • Fruit in the morning, sandwiches mid-morning, a lunch buffet, an afternoon snack, and drin
    • A 4 GB USB drive containing a PDF of the course materials, relevant articles by Mike Cohn and others, sample chapters from Mike's books, and other information
    • A printed and bound copy of the course materials

    About the Instructor

    Mike Cohn is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile. Mike has fifteen years of experience with Scrum and over 25 years of experience in the software industry. He has previously been a technology executive in companies of various sizes, from startup to Fortune 40. A frequent magazine contributor and conference speaker, Mike is a founding member of both the Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance.

    Professional Development Units (PDUs)

    PMPs: You can receive 15 PDUs for this course. 

     

  • Details

    Date: 7 December, 2012
    Location: Oslo, Norway

    Venue:
    Felix Conference Center
    Bryggetorget 3
    Oslo, Norway
    http://www.felixkonferanse.no

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    Regular Price: NOK 7 000

    Notes

    Other Classes from Mike Cohn in Oslo This Week

    December 3-4 Certified ScrumMaster
    December 5-6  Certified Scrum Product Owner

  • Agenda
    • It's a communication problem
    • What user stories are
      • Card, conversation, confirmation
      • Some examples
      • Adding detail
      • The product backlog iceberg
      • Augmenting user stories
    • Users and user stories
      • Proxy bias
      • User roles
      • User role modeling
      • Personas
      • Extreme characters
    • Gathering stories
      • Questionnaires
      • Observation
      • User interviews
      • Story-writing workshops
    • INVEST in good stories
      • Independent
      • Negotiable
      • Valuable
      • estimatable
      • Sized Appropriately
      • Testable
      • Additional guidelines
    • A tools interlude
    • Created case studies
      • Creating and selecting case studies
      • Writing the product backlogs
      • Lessons Learned
    • What user stories are not
      • Use cases
      • IEEE 830 Software Requirements Specs
    • Why user stories
    • Why not user stories
  • Who Should Attend

    This course is equally suited for programmers, testers, managers, analysts and even customers and product owners who are interested in applying these agile techniques to their projects.