Creating Effective User Stories for Agile

In this training course you will level up Agile skills with user stories and learn how to organize sprints, refine stories, and dashboards.

AMS Course Code: 1139

Course Description

Developing User Stories for Agile along with the backlog and sprint deployment is a new challenge for many. By engaging deeper on structure, process, viewing examples and frameworks individuals can create their own stories incorporating Agile assessment and estimation techniques. As a direct result participants will be better prepared to enhance performance and contribute positively to the visibility and success of the product challenge.

Visit the AMS Client-Centric Engagement Model below, to learn about other customization options or Contact Us to discuss your unique needs. Our modulated content inventory coupled with our proprietary 4x4 design model affords our clients a wide range of scalable options. Visit out Full Course Catalog to explore related topics.

Delivery Options

This program is delivered on-site in one full day or virtually in two 3.5-hour sessions.

Course Modules

Sprints & Stories

  • Planning and organizing sprints

  • Creating effective user stories

  • Prioritizing stories in the backlog

  • Sprint review and retrospective

Writing Stories

  • Elements of a well-written user story

  • The role of acceptance criteria

  • Collaborative story writing workshops

  • Refining stories for clarity and value

Expectations of the Journey

  • Defining desired outcomes

  • Setting performance metrics

  • Aligning with customer goals

  • Evaluating success criteria

Dashboards, Velocity & Pace

  • Setting up agile dashboards for visibility

  • Measuring team velocity and its impact

  • Adjusting team pace for sustainable development

  • Utilizing metrics for continuous improvement

Who Should Attend

Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Technical, Development Leaders and Project Managers and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Agile Stories and Points within Sprints and the alignment with Agile Methodology in a Product Centric approach.

Client-Centric Engagement Model

Professional Development Training

Each learning module in our course descriptions represent 90 minutes of instruction. Your selection of learning modules and sub-topics, preferred delivery modality, and custom design elements (as noted below), will determine the course duration and ultimate “best solution” to meet your unique learning needs. Our proprietary and innovative “4x4” design model, expert level facilitators, and modulated content library is the gateway to high-impact and agile learning experiences that result in immediate skills application.

AMS Professional Development Training Model for Engagement

For the Team

  • Teams of eight or more participants, delivered On-Site or Live Online with the option to customize your learning experience.

For the Individual

Customize your Learning Experience

  • Customize with instructional design options including scenarios, thought leader questions, and exercises
  • Select delivery modality and manage course durations based on content selection
  • Mix and match learning modules & sub-topics to create the most highly customized learning experience
  • Create learning tracks by linking courses & learning modules with connective application exercises over a predetermined timeline
  • Support content with correlating Research Articles
  • Enhance skills application with Performance Coaching
  • Earn select industry and academic accreditations
  • Organizational Learning & Development (L&D) Framework Best Practice
  • Integrate Digital Resources – Thought Leader Interviews  Insights Podcast

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