Anyone Can Write User Stories:
It's the (Shared) Understanding That's Important
Presented by Kent J. McDonald
"Who should write user stories? How can I write better user stories? When should we write user stories?" All of these questions are frequently asked. And all of these questions are missing the point entirely.
Just as the holding is the most important part of the rental car reservation, the shared understanding is the most important part of the user story.
Join Kent McDonald to learn how user stories help you build a shared understanding of the right solution with your team. Along the way, learn some techniques to address common issues that stand in the way of getting everyone telling the same story.
- Start with value, then identify stories
- One way to stop solutioning
- Dealing with dependencies (that may not be there) within your backlog
- Ways to split user stories into a more manageable size
Kent J. McDonald uncovers better ways of delivering value by doing it and helping others do it. His 20 years of experience include work in business analysis, strategic planning, project management, and product development in a variety of industries including financial services, health insurance, performance marketing, human services, nonprofit, and automotive. He is active in the business analysis and agile software development communities, helping people share stories about what does and does not work. He shares those stories at beyondrequirements.com in addition to presenting at and helping organize several local and international conferences.
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