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Agile Requirements Management
1/28/2009 12:00:00 AM Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc. Hotel Real Oeiras Rua Álvaro Rodrigues de Azevedo, 5 Paço de Arcos Lisboa Portugal 38.7099621 -9.2885603 450.00 € + IVA


Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc.

  • Course

    Date: 28 January, 2009
    Location: Lisboa, Portugal

    Regular Price: 450.00 € + IVA


    Agile Requirements Management Course

    January 28, 2009. Hotel Real Oeiras, Lisboa, Portugal

    Note: this is an advanced course. If you are new to agile or Scrum, you must attend a Certified ScrumMaster Course or have at least one year of experience working on a Scrum project. 

    Software projects start with functionality and requirements. The clarity and quality of the requirements drive the deliverables of the project and set the expectations of customers. Managing requirements can be a challenge because we have been taught to capture all requirements up front, and achieve customer sign off. This process does not allow for change, and all software projects have change. Enter user stories.

    Authoring project requirements as user stories is one of the most common approaches across any agile method. In this course, you will learn what a user story is, how to build and author them and how to manage and communicate them to users.

    This hands-on, one day course is valuable to all participants of software projects including analysts, project managers, developers, testers and more.

    The course format consists of multiple lecture topics, group exercises and group discussion.  Ample time will be devoted to analysis of the “real-world” industry experiences of the instructor based on case study examples and experiences managing agile projects and coaching agile project teams.

    Please contact Tiago Andrade e Silva [] with registration or venue questions.

    Upon completion, you will be able to answer questions like these:

    • What is a good user story?
    • How do I manage the Product Backlog?
    • What are some techniques for gathering stories?
    • How does this apply in the "real world"?
    • Do we do all stories up front?  

    About the Instructor - Mitch Lacey, PMP

    Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer. Mitch has been managing projects for over twelve years and has numerous plan-driven and agile projects under his belt.

    Mitch honed his agile skills at Microsoft Corporation, where he successfully released core enterprise services for Windows Live. While at Microsoft, he transitioned from Program Manager to Agile Coach, working hand-in-hand with groups throughout their transition to Agile practices. After Microsoft, Mitch was the Agile Practice Manager at Ascentium Corporation where he practiced agility on the projects he ran every day while coaching customers on  agile  practices and lessons on agile adoption worldwide.

    As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Certified ScrumMaster courses, Agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs and white papers.

    He is the author of “Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing” presented and published at the Agile 2006 conference, “Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field” presented and published at the Fall 2007 PMI Global Congress in Atlanta, Georgia and "The Impacts of Poor Estimating - and How to Fix It" presented and published at the winter 2007 SQE Agile development conference in Orlando, Florida. He is presenting at Agile 2008 in Toronto Canada on a variety of topics, as well as the Better Software Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in June 2008.

    Mitch is currently under contract with Addison Wesley to publish a book titled "Adopting Agile: 101 Tips for Surviving Your First Year" scheduled for publication in 2009.

  • Details

    Date: 28 January, 2009
    Location: Lisboa, Portugal

    Hotel Real Oeiras
    Rua Álvaro Rodrigues de Azevedo, 5
    Paço de Arcos
    Lisboa, Portugal

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    Regular Price: 450.00 € + IVA

  • Agenda


    Past approaches to gathering requirements

    • The V Model
    • Capturing
    • Getting it all right up front


    Alternatives to Traditional Approaches

    • Use cases
    • Scenarios
    • User stories


    The Product Backlog & The Product Owner 

    • Where stories live
    • Who manages them
    • Role of the customer
    • Role of the tester


    User Roles and Stories

    • How to build user roles
    • What is a good & bad story
    • End to end vision of the system


    Techniques for Gathering Stories 

    • Financial techniques like NPV & IRR
    • Desirability techniques like Kano
  • Who Should Attend

    This hands-on certification course is appropriate for all software team members, including:

    • Project Managers
    • Team Leads
    • Development Managers
    • Product Managers
    • Software Architects
    • Systems Architects
    • Testers
    • CIO
    • CTO


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