User Story Masterclass Your Agile Guide to User Stories

As a student, I want to enroll in this course, so that I can learn to write, split, and map compelling User Stories
User Story Masterclass Your Agile Guide to User Stories
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2.99 GB
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3h 4m



The BA Guide | Jeremy Aschenbrenner


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User Story Masterclass Your Agile Guide to User Stories

What you’ll learn

Learn how to write clear and concise User Stories and Acceptance Criteria for both Agile and non-Agile projects
Learn various techniques to split User Stories into bite-sized pieces so they can be completed efficiently
Master the use of INVEST to increase the effectiveness of your User Stories
Explore the use of User Roles and Personas to bring your User Stories to life
Learn how to create User Story Maps to visualize the user needs and plan for product releases
Explore fun, interactive, and highly effective lessons and activities from three best-selling instructors

User Story Masterclass Your Agile Guide to User Stories


No experience is necessary – this course will teach you everything you need to know about User Stories!


Looking to get ECBA®, CCBA®, or CBAP® certified or recertified? – This course qualifies for 3 PD Hours/CDUs!ENHANCE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AND PROJECT SUCCESS BY PUTTING YOUR CUSTOMER’S NEED FRONT AND CENTER WITH POWERFUL AGILE USER STORIES.Understanding the needs of users is one of the key components of any project. But there are some choices in how you gather those needs and how you document them. One very popular and trending technique, especially for Agile projects, is to utilize User Stories.A User Story is a short, simple description of a feature told from the perspective of the end user. And while these stories are short, they are very impactful. In fact, those one to two sentences provide the context for a series of conversations to fully define the desired functionality.This course is designed to take you from novice to User Story expert. We’ll break down all of the best practices including User Story format, writing Acceptance Criteria, handling common challenges, splitting User Stories, User Story Mapping, and much more.Whether you have worked with User Stories for years or you’ve never heard of them until now, this is the perfect course for you. What’s included in the course?- High-Quality Video Lectures break down everything you need to know to become an expert in writing, splitting, and mapping User Stories and how to write straight-forward Acceptance Criteria- Downloadable Handouts help you to enhance your understanding and retention of the key concepts- Quizzes and Activities validate your learning and help to point out areas that should be reviewed for full comprehension- 1-on-1 Support means that any confusion or questions you have can be addressed and cleared up easily (no more frantically googling trying to figure out what your course instructor means).- Lifetime Access with NO Expiration so you can learn at your own pace, and come back at any time you feel unsure or are in need of a refresherLet’s hear from some students that have already taken this course: “Very straight forward and jam-packed with useful information with regards to user stories! Examples, videos, and layout make this course that much more worth it.” – Diego “Great course! Content was told a good pace and was easy to understand. The real world examples also added an extra depth to different topics, giving a lot of the definitions, discussions, and descriptions context.” – ZacharyHaven’t made up your mind yet?And if you’re not sure – here’s my promise to you:This course comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee! That means, if you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase, I’ll give you a refund – no questions asked!Let’s hear from some more students: “I am making a career transition to becoming a scrum master. I’ve heard of user stories but never knew what they were all about. This course is great for beginners like or anyone who has an interest. The instructors do a wonderful job of breaking the concepts down, and providing examples to tie everything together.” – Romier “Amazing course again from the ba guide team. High Quality audios and videos i would recommend this course for anyone wants to know more about user stories” – AbdirahmanBy the end of this course, you will have a deep practical understanding of exactly what User Stories are and how they can be used effectively to generate happy customers!Enroll today and we look forward to seeing you in the classroom!


Section 1: Welcome to the Course!

Lecture 1 Introduction to the course

Lecture 2 User Stories are not just for Agile

Lecture 3 Meet your instructors + Important Links

Lecture 4 Course Resources – for your convenience

Section 2: Recap of Agile

Lecture 5 How the Agile Manifesto applies to User Stories

Lecture 6 How the Agile Principles applies to User Stories

Lecture 7 Udemy Review Prompt

Lecture 8 DOWNLOAD: Agile Values and Principles Resource

Section 3: Introducing User Stories

Lecture 9 What are User Stories and why are they used?

Lecture 10 User Story format

Lecture 11 Let’s Discuss: Who writes user stories and when are they written?

Lecture 12 3 C’s for writing user stories

Lecture 13 ACTIVITY – Write your first User Stories

Lecture 14 Difference between requirements and user stories

Lecture 15 Difference between use cases and user stories

Lecture 16 ACTIVITY – Use cases, user story, and requirements worksheet

Lecture 17 User roles

Lecture 18 User personas

Lecture 19 ACTIVITY – User Roles and Persona activity

Lecture 20 ACTIVITY – Iterating on User Stories with new Roles and Personas

Lecture 21 Let’s Discuss: User Stories

Section 4: Acceptance Criteria

Lecture 22 Understanding Acceptance Criteria

Lecture 23 Writing Acceptance Criteria

Lecture 24 Who writes Acceptance Criteria and when are they written?

Lecture 25 Acceptance Criteria best practices

Lecture 26 ACTIVITY – Adding acceptance criteria to your user stories

Section 5: Write Better Stories with INVEST

Lecture 27 INVEST explained

Lecture 28 Let’s Discuss: INVEST Criteria

Section 6: Non-User Stories

Lecture 29 Understanding Spikes

Lecture 30 Understanding Infrastructure and Technical stories

Section 7: Estimating

Lecture 31 General concept of estimating

Lecture 32 Understanding the Fibonacci estimation technique

Section 8: Splitting User Stories

Lecture 33 Introducing the concept of splitting

Lecture 34 Why split user stories?

Lecture 35 Splitting with Simplicity

Lecture 36 Splitting with Workflow

Lecture 37 Splitting with CRUD

Lecture 38 Splitting with Entry Method

Lecture 39 Splitting with Spikes

Lecture 40 Splitting Wrap Up

Lecture 41 DOWNLOAD – User story splitting resource

Lecture 42 ACTIVITY – User Story Splitting activity

Lecture 43 ANSWER KEY – User Story Splitting activity

Section 9: Common Challenges

Lecture 44 Providing the who and the why

Lecture 45 Handling bugs and defects

Lecture 46 Dealing with dependencies

Lecture 47 Changing user stories mid-sprint

Lecture 48 Challenges using Agile estimation

Section 10: User Story Mapping

Lecture 49 What are Story Maps?

Lecture 50 Why are Story Maps used?

Lecture 51 Creating a Story Map

Lecture 52 Walking through the creation of a Story Map

Lecture 53 Using Story Maps to Conduct Release Planning

Lecture 54 ACTIVITY: User Story Mapping Activity

Section 11: User Story – Final Activity

Lecture 55 User Story Final Activity Introduction

Lecture 56 STAGE 1 – Review the Scenario

Lecture 57 STAGE 2 – Create User Stories

Lecture 58 STAGE 3 – Review Groups

Lecture 59 STAGE 3 (cont) – Review Group 1

Lecture 60 STAGE 3 (cont) – Review Group 2

Lecture 61 STAGE 3 (cont) – Review Group Lessons Learned

Lecture 62 STAGE 4 – Update and Iterate User Stories

Lecture 63 STAGE 5 – Analyze and Reflect

Section 12: Wrapping things up

Lecture 64 Course conclusion + Bonus lecture

Anyone who wants to gain a deeper and practical understanding of User Stories and Acceptance Criteria,Current Agile team members looking to deepen their understanding of the User Stories and best practices,Those interested in working within an Agile team – such as aspiring Business Analysts, Project Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers, Quality Assurance, and similar.,Current non-Agile team members whose organization is considering the move to utilize user perspective requirements in their projects

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Udemy | English | 3h 4m | 2.99 GB
Created by: The BA Guide | Jeremy Aschenbrenner

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