Building a Smart Agile Product Backlog with User Stories
What you'll learn
- Learn how to visualize an e-commerce web application in terms its key features and capabilities
- Learn how to use a product vision to lend purpose to a product backlog
- Learn how to generate a continuous pipeline of ideas for a product backlog
- Learn how to map each feature into one or more user stories and related acceptance criteria
- Learn how to supplement a user story with appropriate mock ups
- Learn how to identify epics & themes
- Learn how to prioritize user stories and manage dependencies
- Learn how to split & merge user stories
- Must complete course,"Authoring Elegant & Meaningful Agile User Stories" available on Udemy
- Some basic familiarity, at high level, with a typical e-commerce website & what it is used for is needed. You can gain this familiarity if you are a user of or shop on any of the major e-commerce websites such as Amazon, Walmart, Target or Zappos, etc.
A product backlog is an artifact that captures the entire body of work pertaining to an application. This is the most significant artifact for a Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban or any other Agile framework team since all the work that an Agile team does emanates from or is related to what is in their product backlog. And this is why, when it comes to creating, updating, and maintaining a product backlog, it needs to ample diligence and focus. This 2 + hours course is aimed at teaching you all you need to know about creating, updating & maintaining an Agile product backlog. I believe that learning by doing is one of the most powerful ways of gaining knowledge and that is basis of how I designed this course. In this course you will learn by doing i.e you will learn how to create an actual product backlog for an e-commerce web application. You will see how to create a product backlog from organically from scratch and learn how to incorporate and address various aspects and actions pertaining to a product backlog such as identification and breaking down an application into user stories, epics and themes, writing of such entities, ordering, dependency management, splitting of user stories, etc. The thing that makes this course impactful is that it uses one of the most prevalent type of application in the world - an e-commerce application - to develop a product backlog. The numerous examples that you will see come to fruition from scratch will help further drill down the knowledge.
One more thing, The reason I felt compelled to create such an offering was that I simply could not find a course anywhere online that demonstrated how to actually create a product backlog. There are lots of courses on agile and user stories, etc. but all of them, without exception, trade in regurgitating academic information. Again, this is where the course differentiates itself by miles in that it teaches by doing.
I do believe that this course is very likely still the only course of its kind in terms of its approach and concrete, actionable knowledge that it conveys.
Who this course is for:
- This course is must for if you are a Product Owner or Business Analyst that is responsible for creating and or maintaining a product backlog
- Since a good product backlog is the foundation of a software application, anyone who is part of an Agile product development organization will find this course immensely useful – specifically roles such as Agile practitioners such as Scrum Master, Scrum Coach, Release Train Engineer Agile developers & testers Development & Test team Managers IT Project & Program Managers Stakeholders of an Agile product development organization
- This course will prove an asset to UX / UI designers or UX / UI engineers
I am a product development & delivery consultant. I advise large corporations on ways to build high performance product teams 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 3 ingredients in common – terrific people, exciting products and effective processes. My work allows me to positively impact 2 out of these 3 ingredients – process and product. In addition, I also create paid 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.”