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Agile Sprint Series Part 4 - User Story Workshop

November 15, 2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, WA


PDUs 4

Meals: There will be breakfast and refreshments available.


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Overview Overview Agile Sprint Series #4 - User Story Workshop

Successful projects require an effective method for defining and understanding requirements. User stories provide a perfect medium for understanding the user and their needs, while also providing the information needed for effective construction and testing. User stories allow us to gather and define requirements in a language that the business and project team can both comprehend. This leads to more accurate project results and delivery which leads to higher customer satisfaction. It also allows a more collaborative process to discuss, understand and define the requirements with your product or business representative.

We will use a case study to experience evolving high-level project goals into explicit user stories. By doing this you will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of what user stories are and how to use them effectively on your projects.

You Will Learn:

  • The six criteria for defining an effective user story
  • How user stories relate to traditional requirement gathering techniques
  • How to run a user story workshop for your project
  • How to manage your requirements backlog for the duration of the project and beyond
  • How to use story mapping for collaborative requirements gathering – great tool!
  • Alternative ways to create story backlogs, including flow diagram conversion, and, business process reengineering
  • How use stories when configuring an off the shelf or SaaS product?

Prerequisites & Audience
There are no prerequisites for this workshop. It is designed to cover the needs of the Agile/Scrum novice and the experienced Agilista.  Experience with a project related to technology or software deployment would be helpful but not necessary. Past attendees included project managers, product managers, developers, business analysts, designers, DBAs, architects, executives and managers.

About the Instructor – Greg Smith

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scaled Agile (SAFe) Process Consultant, Certified Scrum Master

Publications: “Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World”

Greg is an Agile coach and trainer since 2001 specializing in the practical adoption of Agile methods. Gregg has coached over 100 Agile transformations at major institutions such as Exxon Mobil, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, Nike, Stanford University, First Data Corporation, Fannie Mae, Lexis Nexis, State of Washington, Expeditors International, and, TD Ameritrade.


$197.00 PMI Members
$177.00 Earlybird rate before November 8

$217.00 Nonmembers
$197.00 Earlybird rate before November 8