Abstract/Description

Agilists employ user stories as a way to capture user requirements and drive the planning process for iterative and incremental delivery of software. Traditionalists with experience in “big requirements up front” often struggle with the brevity of user stories and how to best communicate requirements. In this presentation, we will look at common anti-patterns and mistakes that teams unknowingly employ when writing user stories. Come learn how to identify and avoid these mistakes. Understand what size is the right size for a user story and how to properly split a user story. Discover different boundaries for prioritizing stories. Learn how to decompose a story until it is ready for development. Leave with new insights on how to write effective user stories.

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About the Speaker(s)

Fadi Stephan is a technology consultant, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), and Agile coach with more than twenty years of experience at startups, government agencies, and Fortune500 companies across various sectors including financial, hospitality, and homeland. His focus is on building high performing innovative organizations and teams that deliver value early and maximize ROI. Fadi coaches clients on agility and organizational culture, leadership, product management, user-centered design, Agile engineering practices and DevSecOps. Fadi is based in Washington DC and co-organizes DC’s largest Scrum User Group (DCSUG).