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User Story Writing

Class Description: This 1-day course introduces the basics of writing stories in place of "requirements", and discusses progressive elaboration of work. Further, specification introduces a syntax known as Gherkin, which is used for adding low-level details to high-level stories. Both of these concepts combine to replace or augment the traditional practices of requirement specifications and the creation of test plans.

Topics Covered:

  • Avoiding common user story mistakes
  • Planning and Prioritization Techniques
  • Nonfunctional requirements as stories
  • Creating user story workflows, models and story maps
  • Writing Better Gherkin

Learning Outcomes
Participants will be able to…

  • Understand what user stories really are and how to communicate this to your team
  • Establish a strong process and foundation for writing user stories
  • Know how much detail to include
  • Deal with conditions of satisfaction and acceptance criteria
  • Split user stories so that they are valuable and deliverable in an interaction

Target Audience:

  • Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • User Experience Designers
  • Quality Assurance
  • Developers


  • 8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Class Time
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm Class Time

Pricing: $500 / Attendee

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