Better User Stories
Duration: 4 Days
Thoroughly reviewed and eagerly anticipated by the agile community, User Stories Applied offers a requirements process that saves time, eliminates rework, and leads directly to better software.
The best way to build software that meets users' needs is to begin with "user stories": simple, clear, brief descriptions of functionality that will be valuable to real users. This course provides you with a front-to-back blueprint for writing these user stories and weaving them into your development lifecycle.
You'll learn what makes a great user story, and what makes a bad one. You'll discover practical ways to gather user stories, even when you can't speak with your users. Then, once you've compiled your user stories, Cohn shows how to organize them, prioritize them, and use them for planning, management, and testing.
This course will be invaluable to every software developer, tester, analyst, and manager working with any agile method: XP, Scrum... or even your own home-grown approach.
Topics Covered In This Course
Chapter 1 Overview
Chapter 2 Writing Stories
Chapter 3 User Role Modeling
Chapter 4 Gathering Stories
Chapter 5 Working with User Proxies
Chapter 6 Acceptance Testing User Stories
Chapter 7 Guidelines for Good Stories
Chapter 8 Estimating User Stories
Chapter 9 Planning a Release
Chapter 10 Planning Iteration
Chapter 11 Measuring and Monitoring Velocity
Chapter 12 What Stories Are Not
Chapter 13 Why User Stories
Chapter 14 Story polishing
Chapter 15 Using Stories with Scrum
Chapter 16 Additional Topics
Chapter 17 an Example
Chapter 18 the Stories
Chapter 19 Estimating the Stories
Chapter 20 The Release Plan
Chapter 21 the Acceptance Tests
What You Can Expect
At the end of this course, students will understand:
Who Should Take This Course
This course is designed for Software Developers, Testers, Analysts, and Managers
Instructor led with 50% lecture and 50% lab.
Every student attending a Verhoef Training class will receive a certificate good for $100 toward their next public class taken within a year.
You can also buy "Verhoef Vouchers" to get a discounted rate for a single student in any of our public or web-based classes. Contact your account manager or our sales office for details.
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