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Thursday, July 28 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
User Story Smells and Anti-patterns (Fadi Stephan) POPULAR

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Abstract:
Agilists employ user stories as a way to capture user requirements and drive the planning process for iterative and incremental delivery of software. Traditionalists with experience in “big requirements up front” often struggle with the brevity of user stories and how to best communicate requirements. In this presentation, we will look at common anti-patterns and mistakes that teams unknowingly employ when writing user stories. Come learn how to identify and avoid these mistakes. Understand what size is the right size for a user story and how to properly split a user story. Discover different boundaries for prioritizing stories. Learn how to decompose a story until it is ready for development. Leave with new insights on how to write effective user stories.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Spotting user story smells and anti-patterns
  • Understanding that not everything is a user story
  • Properly sizing user stories
  • Understanding when and how to split user stories
  • Importance of Definition of Ready
  • Progressive Story elaboration
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Fadi Stephan

Consultant, Excella
Fadi Stephan is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Agile coach, and consultant with Washington DC-based Excella Consulting. Fadi has more than fifteen years of professional experience as a product manager, project manager, software developer, ScrumMaster and consultant at both Federal Agencies and businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Since 2006, his focus has been on building high performing organizations and teams that focus... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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