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Agile Training - Creating Effective User Stories

When: November 16th, 8am-4pm

Where: Keyot Headquarters - 625 Hayward Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55128

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Cost: $350

Great agile teams deliver astonishing results. The quickest, most effective way to determine exactly what to build to get those results is through a user story conversation between the people who understand the problem and the people who will solve the problem. Effective user stories capture the most important parts of those conversations in writing, so it can be referenced any time throughout the delivery cycle.  A user story is not a new fancy way to write traditional requirements, it’s a fundamentally different way to approach discovering and documenting what to deliver.

This full-day, interactive workshop will cover User Story Mapping, Definitions of Ready and Done, Splitting User Stories, and User Story Fundamentals, along with plenty of opportunities to practice and ask questions.

Drawing from the best of agile principles, product management, and behavior-driven development, Creating Effective User Stories teaches the principles behind user stories, so that anyone involved in product design, story writing, or delivery can improve the quality of their stories and adapt the practices for the unique needs of the product or their organization.

Participants will walk away with:

  • Tools to facilitate a User Story Mapping working session
  • Templates to guide team conversations around Definitions of Ready and Done and other user story conversations
  • Story splitting quick reference guides
  • Peer-to-peer feedback and coaching
  • Certificate of Completion

This workshop is ideal for product owners, scrum masters, business analysts, and any scrum team member who wants to get more value out of user stories. Participants should have a basic understanding of Agile principles and practices.

About the Trainer - Brandi Olson

Brandi Olson is the founder and chief change artist at The Olson Group. With expertise in teaching, organizational learning and change, and human-centered design. Brandi is an experienced agile coach and strategic partner with 10+ years of experience applying and teaching agile practices with teams and organizational leaders. Brandi has a Masters of Education from the University of Minnesota and is a trained Human-Centered Design facilitator, Agile coach and Certified Scrum Professional with the Scrum Alliance. Brandi has worked with over 400 leaders across the country through keynotes, retreats, and interactive workshops.

This training requires a participation fee of $350

For any questions/concerns or to RSVP, please email Lunch will be provided, please let us know of any food allergies when RSVP’ing.

Payment: Check (Invoice can be created for multiple attendees from an organization) or PayPal. We cannot process Credit Cards unless paid through Paypal.

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