Agile Certification Training

User Story Workshop

Functional Training

Workshop Overview

1 Day

Any 2 day introduction to Agile such as Agile Whole Team Training

None, Continuing Education Learning Credits are available (PDUs and SEUs)

User stories are the cornerstone of a healthy Agile organization. Small and well-written user stories are the key to Agile success. This workshop provides training on generating user stories, writing good user stories, and splitting stories that are too big into smaller stories.

Hands on activities will use a combination of canned stories, stories created during the workshop, and existing stories drawn from participant's current projects, depending on circumstances.

The workshop will cover a variety of methods for splitting user stories including:

  • Use case based
  • Constraint based
  • Timeboxing
  • Multiple levels of utility.

Additional topics include:

  • Ordering the backlog of user stories
  • Linking user stories to specification and design documents
  • User story and backlog grooming
  • The creation of research stories.


This workshop is intended for any of the following listed below:

  • Product Managers
  • Business System Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Product Owners

Typical Topics and Activities

  • Bowling Pin Strategy
  • Building & Breaking Down Epics
  • Empathy Maps
  • Create Minimal Viable Product
  • Story Splitting

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Establish your end user
  • Create and Empathy Map
  • Understand Basic User Story Format
  • Create a Minimum Viable Product
  • Know Techniques of Story Splitting, Basic and Advanced
  • Additional Guidance on the use and application of user stories

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