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User Stories for Agile Projects

9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM The Agile Mindset Ltd CCT-Venues Barbican Aldersgate House 135-137 Aldersgate Street London EC1A 4JA United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 51.5201503 -0.0975749 £495 + VAT


The Agile Mindset Ltd

  • Course

    Date: 17 September, 2013
    Location: London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Regular Price: £495 + VAT

    User Stories for Agile Projects is a full day course that takes participants through the rationale of User Stories, how to write good User Stories, and how to use them within the context of Agile projects. At the end of the course delegates will be able to write good User Stories and apply them to their own projects.

    This is a highly interactive course that uses accelerated learning techniques that keep attendees engaged throughout; giving them the best opportunity to really learn and understand the subject matter.

    8 Scrum Education Units (SEU's) can be claimed for this course and used as part of your Certified Scrum Professional application.  See the CSP application process for more details.

    Course Feedback

    In the interests of transparency, after all this is a key value of Agile, we have made available the course feedback results so that you can make an informed decision about attending a course by The Agile Mindset.  Please see the link below, and I trust that you can see that the feedback on our courses is very positive.

    About your trainer

    Tom Reynolds is a passionate, self driven, energetic Agile Coach and qualified Trainer; Change Agent and Scrum Master based in the UK with 25 years’ experience in IT and a proven track record of success delivering scalable, enterprise software to major blue chip clients and a proven ability to guide teams and organisations in their journey in agile adoption.

    Using Scrum, Kanban and other Agile practices Tom works with teams and organisations to create a trustful environment to help build the correct software solution the right way.

    Tom believes that to be truly agile it is far more than just adopting a particular framework or process. You need to open your mind and free your spirit, you have to wholeheartedly embrace change, inspect and adapt everything you do, and be prepared to try and fail on the way to your goal. You must embrace your teams, trust them completely to get the job done, and create an inclusive environment that fosters trust, courage and transparency, whilst maintaining a sustainable pace at which they can work. You must fully adopt an agile mindset and only by doing this can you hope to become truly agile.

    With 25 years’ experience in IT; working within the financial services industry, leading software houses and with high street retailers such as The Arcadia Group, Waitrose, Grand Vision and Clas Ohlson amongst others, Tom has vast experience to bring to your training.



  • Details

    Date: 17 September, 2013
    Location: London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    CCT-Venues Barbican
    Aldersgate House
    135-137 Aldersgate Street
    London, EC1A 4JA United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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    Regular Price: £495 + VAT


    The Agile Mindset Ltd – Public Training Courses – Terms and Conditions 2013


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    We understand that circumstances may occur which means the Customer needs to reschedule their training course to a later date. Therefore if bookings are transferred to another public training course (the same course or similar) offered by The Agile Mindset Ltd, the following charges will apply:


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    The Agile Mindset Ltd also reserves the right to refuse admission if payment has not been received.

  • Agenda

    1. It’s a communication problem

    What problems do User Stories address

    2. What are User Stories

    What a User Story is and isn’t

    The 3 C’s

    The structure of a User Story

    Why User Stories


    3. Identifying Roles

    User role modelling

    Refining roles

    Consolidating roles


    Extreme characters

    4. Gathering User Stories

    Trawling for User Stories

    User interviews



    The User Story writing workshop

    5. INVEST

    What is INVEST

    Applying INVEST to User Stories

    6. Adding Details to Stories

    Splitting User Stories

    Strategies to split User Stories

    7. Acceptance Criteria

    What are acceptance criteria

    Adding User Story details as acceptance criteria

    Using acceptance criteria to define scope

    Applying acceptance criteria to User Stories

    8. Stories in Relation to a Product Backlog



    The Product Backlog

    The Product Backlog iceberg


    Guidelines for good User Stories

    User Story smells

    9. Apply your Learning

    Write User Stories

    Write Acceptance Criteria

    Split User Stories

    Add details to User Stories

    Build a Product Backlog

  • Who Should Attend

    This course is ideal for project teams, customers, business analysts, Product Owners and system users, or anyone who is required to write, use, or interact with user stories.

    Attending the course as a full team offers a real opportunity for the entire team to experience and learn how to write effective user stories and be able to use them on their projects; it creates an excellent foundation for them to move forward.


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