Splitting User Stories Training: Getting to Ready

Level: Intermediate
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This Splitting User Stories training course provides Agile team members with the skills to create user stories effectively through immersive work on a case study, as well as information transfer from an expert Agile instructor. You will learn to manage backlogs and how to split a user story so that they can be implemented in time boxes.

Key Features of this Splitting User Stories Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit

You Will Learn How To:

  • Seed Product Backlogs with epic stories derived from a Product Vision
  • Plan releases using story maps
  • Decompose stories using a variety of techniques
  • Create work items small enough to fit into an inspect-and-adapt cycle



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Splitting User Stories Course Information

  • Requirements

  • Who Will Benefit

    • While Product Owners, Product Managers and Business Analysts can benefit most from this course, it is also useful for Scrum Masters, Agile coaches and Agile Development team members such as programmers and testers
  • Exam Information

    • Scrum Alliance: This course qualifies for 14 SEUs (Scrum Education Units). To receive your SEUs, you will need to pass the Learning Tree end-of-course exam. Once notification of passing the exam has been received, please contact Learning Tree's customer service to request your SEU registration with Scrum Alliance.

Splitting User Stories Course Outline

  • Product Backlog Overview

    • User stories as Product Backlog items
    • Lifecycle of a story
    • INVESTing in “good” user stories
    • User stories v ‘Technical’ stories
  • Creating and Maintaining a Product Vision

    • Using impact maps to focus on outcomes
    • Relating Release goals and Sprint Goals to the Product vision
  • Product Backlog Refinement

    • Using story maps for release planning
    • Drilling down through acceptance criteria
    • Architectural approaches to story splitting
    • Using the ‘hamburger technique’ to support iteration
  • Managing the Iteration Backlog (a.k.a Sprint Backlog)

    • Defining ‘Ready’
    • Identifying Sprint Backlog items
    • Tracking progress with Burndown and Scrum Boards
    • Creating a virtual team to support the Product Owner

Splitting User Stories Training FAQs

  • What is a user story?

    User story is a tool that describes the type of user, what they want and why. The purpose is to capture a simplified description.

  • What is Product Backlog Refinement?

    This is the task of making sure the backlog is in order and kept on it’s timeline to ensure it’s ready for the next step.

  • How can I bring this Splitting User Stories course to my facility to train my team?

    Learning Tree provides Private Team Training that can save time and travel costs by training your entire team at once, at a convenient location of your choice. We handle all the details including instructor travel, tailored content, comprehensive course materials, shipping and equipment setup and teardown.

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