Authoring Elegant and Meaningful Agile User Stories
What you'll learn
- Write clear, concise and meaningful User Stories
- Write precise Acceptance Criteria
- Write Epics & Themes
- Know the difference between Epics, Themes & User Stories
- Diagnose issues with poorly written User Stories and be able to fix them
- Write User Stories, Epics and Themes for any type of application
- NO software or technical skills needed other than being a user of any desktop or mobile applications such email (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.), OR online e-commerce sites (Amazon, EBay, etc.), OR social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc.), OR streaming apps (Netflix, Hulu, etc.), OR any application on your Windows or Mac laptops or desktops
Welcome to one of the highest rated course on user stories on Udemy. Period.
Most organizations that have adopted Agile frameworks are oblivious to the fact that very few people in those organizations know how to actually write sound User Stories. Since User Stories are conversational in their verbiage, it is very hard for the un-initiated to know whether a given User Story is correct and if not, what might be missing in that User Story. Most of the time what gets passed as a User Story is simply a task or a set of tasks OR maybe an end-user's goal but without potential benefit OR a research activity, etc. There are several ways a User Story gets mis-used and totally wasted. This course will teach you to see through all this rut that exists w.r.t User Stories. Not only that, this course will teach you to quickly conceptualize and actually write User Stories.
Additionally, this course will enable you to write precise Acceptance Criteria which are a must in order for a User Story to be worked on by development team. Moreover, course will also enlighten you on the topics of Epics & Themes to the point that you will also be able to conceptualize and quickly write Epics and Themes. The 2+ hours of course material includes real world examples of User Stories, Epics & Themes and it also has quizzes after each lecture to reinforce key concepts.
Finally, most courses on User Stories are filled with just academic information on this topic. This is NOT a lightweight course that simply repeats high level information on User Stories, Something, that anyone can read online for free - this course has REAL insights on this topic.
Who this course is for:
- There is NO specific educational background required to follow course material but it would help if you already have a Bachelor’s or currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in ANY of these majors - Business, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Humanities, Engineering, Science, or Liberal Arts programs
- Following roles will benefit from this course - recent or soon to be graduate who is seeking a career in software development, aspiring or existing Business Analyst, aspiring or existing Product Owner, Agile Practioners such as Scrum Master, Scrum Coach, Release Train Engineer, SAFE Coach, member of agile software development team AND senior management of Agile product development or IT organization
I am an agile transformation leader who has helped enable product development organizations of varying sizes in diverse sectors achieve agile ways of working. I advise large corporations on ways to build high performance product teams by combining my know how on a variety of domains such as agile frameworks, code craftsmanship practices, continuous deployment & delivery, hypothesis based product development, decentralized decision making, empowering teams, organizational change realization and such. My work is truly a calling as it allows me to blend two of my biggest passions - technology and building teams - to bring great products to fruition. Great companies have at least three ingredients in common – talented people, exciting products and effective processes. My work allows me to positively impact two out of these three ingredients – process and product. In addition, I also create online courses which are available globally. This allows me to utilize my know how in the service of a wider audience. An advise that I try to live by is what my mother said to me years ago, “While talent & hard work are important, goodwill of others is a more crucial ingredient for meaningful & long lasting success.”