• What makes a good story? Who writes stories?

  • How do I split stories? What are refinement meetings?

  • What is the difference between an Epic, a Story and a Task?

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Find the answers to these questions and much much more in this self-paced online tutorial series

Based on the best selling book “A Little Book of Requirements and User Stories”

Five tutorials available sepertately or together as one discounted package. Each tutorial contains over an hour of video tutorial plus exercises, quizes and downloads. Both electronic and audio editions of “A Little Book of Requirements and User Stories” are included in this bundle. Kindle (mobi), Apple (epub), PDF and audio (MP3) files are all included free of DRM.

What's included

Book: Little Book of Requirements and User Stories - electronic and audio versions. 

Exam and certificate in User Stories by Example

Part 1: Starrting with Stories

What are user stories? Are stories the same as user stoires? What makes a good story?

Part 2: Acceptance Criteria

Introduces acceptance criteria and illustrates their use with more real world examples; includes an introduction to specification by example and behaviour driven development (BDD), plus discussion of using acceptance criteria to deal with non-functional requirements.

Part 3: Refactoring User Stories

Starting with existing stories this tutorial shows how to improve stories and start splitting them intor smaller pieces.

Part 4: Splitting User Stories

Worked examples of 10 technniques for splitting stories.

Part 5: Story workflow and lifecycle

A look at the life of a story, where the come from, how they reach code and what happens after deployment, Story writing workshops, dual track development, refinement meetings, power of 3 sessions, definition of done and definition of ready, and finally backlog management strategies.

Certifcate is issued when exam is successfully passed (pass mark 60%). 

Certificate states key topics from tutorials: User story form, fundamentals and the two golden rules; Story workflow from inception, through product and sprint backlogs to completion and dual track agile; Splitting stories and using epics, tasks and spikes; Applying acceptance criteria, specification by example and definitions of done and ready.

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Allan Kelly

Allan Kelly is a conference keynote speaker, a prolific writer on agile, and a true expert in modern software development and digital products. He has worked with multiple clients worldwide to to introduce agile working, and improve processes and practices. He is the author of severn books including "Succeeding with OKRs in Agile", "Business Patterns for Software Developers" and "Little Book of Requirements and User Stories" on which these tutorials are based.

Find out more about Allan Kelly at www.allankelly.net and read Allan's blog

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