How to write great User Stories - for agile teams
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How to write great User Stories - for agile teams

Useful practices to quickly make your user stories (or IT requirements) better.
4.2 (31 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
347 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • User Stories
  • IT Requirements
  • Job Stories
  • Problem Stories
  • Refinement of User Stories
  • Team brainstorming - big projects
  • Story Points and Planning Poker
Requirements
  • Very basic understanding of agile / Scrum
Description

If you want to turn your ideas into written form for your agile team, that's the course for you!

You will quickly learn:

  • how write great user stories and why even bother

  • about alternatives for user stories, other formats (i.e. Job Stories)

  • how to deal with big projects, initiatives - what are so called Epics and how to run brainstorming sessions with your team;

  • how to refine a story

  • some good practices (i.e. visualization)

  • how to add details to your stories

  • how to estimate size of your stories

  • how to split: stories, projects etc. - from the big picture to small, deliverable chunks that bring value

The courses consists of:

  • video lectures where each concept is explained

  • some homework assignement for you to practice

  • additional links to external recources that can help to dig deeper

  • FAQ and common mistakes

Who this course is for:
  • Anybody who wants to write great User Stories
  • Product Owners, Product Managers, Project Managers
  • Analysts Designers
  • Developers, Programmers
  • Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 01:05:12
+ Write - let your ideas flow
7 lectures 30:58

- what is a user story - template, examples

- characteristics of great user stories

- why it's useful

User Stories
04:01
So far we've covered topic of User Stories. Let's see if it's easy for you to put some ideas/projects into writing - let's write some stories!
Practice: User Stories
2 questions

- basics of use cases

- some examples

- pros and cons

Use cases
04:49

- 2 alternatives for user stories: job stories and problem stories

- templates and examples

Job Stories and Problem Stories - alternatives for user stories
03:39
Are you ready for some practicing? Let's see if it's easy for you to put some ideas/projects into writing - let's write some stories!
Practice: Job Stories and Problem Stories
2 questions

- basics of FDD feature - as an alternative for user stories

- template and example

FDD feature - another alternative
03:12

- epics - a way to connect related user stories and way to deal with big projects

- visual examples

- how it can fit to your backlog

Use Epics - solve big problems, split them into stories in epics
03:45

Way to tackle the big project/problem/epic with your team and establish shared understanding, have initial user stories and more.

Preview 07:26
Summary of the section
04:06
+ Refine - make it better
6 lectures 24:58

- meet with your team and refine your stories

Refinement - meet with your team and make stories better
04:21

- visualization is power - how this fit to user stories concept?

- examples of visualization in refinement sessions etc.

Power of images - visualize!
02:54

- adding details to your stories

- acceptance criteria

Add details to your stories - acceptance criteria and more
03:01

- why you should split stories

- how to do that

Split your stories - INVEST and Burger methods
06:09

- story points

- alternatives

- planning poker

Size and time - Story points, planning poker, estimations
06:52
Summary of the section
01:41
+ FAQ, Common mistakes and thank you
4 lectures 06:13
Common mistakes - how to avoid them
02:39
FAQ about stories
02:25
Thank you and see you soon!
00:55
BONUS
00:12