Agile Analysis and Story Writing

Course summary
Length: 2 days
Price: 850 GBP excl. VAT
Location: London
Provider: Agil8 plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Course Description

Agile Analysis and Story Writing

Agile Analysis and Story Writing - 2 Days Open / Scheduled Course

This practical workshop provides delegates with an in-depth understanding of user stories within an Agile context through both knowledge sharing and practical exercises. Through this training programme participants will explore the lifecycle of a story, from how it is created to how we know it is ‘done’. The course is aimed at those with or without prior knowledge and/or experience of Agile.  

Participants will leave the session equipped with the tools they need to create and manage excellent and appropriate user stories and use them effectively. They will be encouraged to bring along ‘troubled’ stories they might have in order to discuss and improve them in this highly interactive workshop.

This course will not cover the Scrum Process or other Agile methodologies, but will look specifically at the role of user stories within them.  As such, it is aimed at those with a prior understanding of, or experience using Agile.

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course. However, the following materials may be helpful to review prior to attending the course:

  • User Stories - Mike Cohn's Topic
  • New to User Stories? - Scrum Alliance Article
  • 5 Common Mistakes We Make Writing User Stories - Scrum Alliance Article
  • Key Dimensions of User Stories - Scrum Alliance Article

In addition, for those already using User Stories, collecting and bringing sample or problematic User Stories with them to work on would be beneficial. 

*This course provides 14 Category 'B' SEUs (Scrum Education Units) which can be counted towards the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) qualification.  See here for further information.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Agile Analysis and Story Writing course is suitable for:

  • Individuals wishing to become successful using Lean / Agile / Scrum
  • Professionals involved across the full range of roles, but in particular those playing the Product Owner role and/or Business Analysts
  • Those newly setting out on their Agile journey, as well as those already using Agile or Scrum but looking for help with their writing and usage of user stories with their team and stakeholders

Following is an indicative list of roles of professionals who may be ideal as participants for this course:

  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Agile Coaches
  • ScrumMasters
  • Team Leaders
  • Process Owners and Managers
  • Development Team Members (Analysts, Architects, Designers, Coders, Testers, etc)
  • Project / Product Managers
  • Functional / Departmental Managers

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This two-day User Story Telling Workshop will provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of User Stories enabling them to:

  • Fully understand how User Stories are created or ‘harvested’
  • Understand roles and their relevance to user stories
  • Create appropriately sized, quality user stories
  • Deal effectively with dependencies between stories
  • Understand how they can create User Stories for bugs, technical issues and non-functional requirements
  • Understand and use at least two methods for estimating stories
  • Identify common issues with User Stories and deal with them appropriately

Training Course Content

Following is an outline of the topics to be covered during this course:

  • Why use User Stories?
  • How to write good User Stories
  • How to identify and collect User Stories
  • Identifying User Roles and Personas
  • Creating User Stories with Acceptance Criteria
  • Creating a User Story Map
  • How to refine and groom User Stories
  • Reviewing User Stories against INVEST Criteria
  • Splitting Stories
  • How to prioritise and order User Stories
  • Definition of Done
  • How to estimate User Stories
  • Applying User Stories more widely
  • Non Functional Requirements

In addition, given the instructor's substantial experience and knowledge working with stories, you will also have the opportunity to create, assess and improve on User Stories through a number of practical exercises.


The cost of this Agile Analysis and Story Writing  course is £850+VAT per delegate.

*There is an early bird offer of £750+VAT per delegate.

Provider: Agil8


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