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User Story Workshop

The Good, Hot and Ready User Story Workshop is a fun and interactive half-day workshop that focuses on what a user story is, how to gather requirements, and how to document them through hands-on exercises. Real-world examples are brought in from course participants work to solidify key course concepts.

User stories are a great method for expressing stakeholder requirements. Well-structured user stories reduce misinterpretations, misunderstandings, and false starts, thereby enabling successful software development, planning, and faster delivery of working software. They should express a single action to achieve a specific goal from the perspective of a single role and focus on the business results while leaving technology decisions up to the development team. Good user stories are relevant to the project and understandable, providing an additional layer of transparency that facilitates empiricism in Scrum.

Good: Well-written, easy to understand and clearly defines the ask

Hot: Focused on the value delivered and priority

Ready: Refined and ready to work on

Schedule a Private Workshop

Contact us if you are interested in scheduling a User Story Workshop. Our workshops can be held at your location or at an offsite training facility.

Attend a Public Workshop

Public classes are a great fit if you or a few of your colleagues are looking to attend a User Story Workshop.

Who should attend

  • Business Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Agile Project Managers
  • Business Process Users
  • Business Process Managers
  • Anyone who will be involved in writing user stories!

Workshop Objectives

  • How to create a product vision statement to establish a guiding light for the product
  • How to ensure value is delivered by aligning to product vision, strategy, and business goals
  • Clear understanding and importance of the mechanics of user stories and their benefits
  • How to develop user roles/personas that capture the essence of real customers
  • The concept of user story mapping as a method to gather user stories
  • The different levels of user stories and how they relate to one another and the product vision
  • Understand the importance of quality acceptance criteria in order to create effective user stories
  • Practice writing user stories to be more comfortable doing it in the real-world
  • Ability to develop a better backlog by understanding the difference between good and bad user stories

Why attend training with Responsive Advisors?

Our instructors have broad backgrounds in technology and deep experience with applying agile practices. They collectively have decades of experience leading agile transformations. They draw on that experience in the classroom to ensure students not only understand agile principles and practices but also how to pragmatically apply them.