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Write Outstanding User Stories! A workshop with Ryland Leyton

Thursday, March 23, 2023 -
11:45am to 4:30pm

11:45 AM Central Time - Zoom Room Opens
12:00 PM Central Time - Workshop begins

Write Outstanding User Stories! A workshop with Ryland Leyton


The ability to write high-quality user stories that empower and drive software teams is a topic that can frustrate any software professional!

This session is a deep-dive on two critical topics:

First and foremost: how to write a solid user story that developers will be happy to see and which maximizes velocity & flow on your team.

Second, and more briefly, an overview of decomposition strategies about how to arrive at the individual, executable, small user stories from ones that are too big to do all at once.

What do we cover?

* The best practice template that I've found works over and over again.

* Pitfalls, best practices, common mistakes to avoid.

* Lots of in-class exercises drawn from real world examples.

* How to handle those cases which trip people the most: business intelligence/data warehousing, and endpoint development.

(And, most importantly, you'll get to hear my famous "laundry" episode and how you will never write a story with the wrong actor again!)

We will, to a lesser degree and in service of our learning how to write stories, discuss & apply decomposition strategies. This is all about how you cut that "big giant Epic" into smaller individual user stories that your team can consume & run with.

Class recordings will be available to registrants for 30 days after the session.

The course includes group practice activities. A syllabus and knowledge test is provided at the end of the session.

This course may be claimed for 4 IIBA Professional Development hours towards recertification as well as initial CCBA and CBAP credentials.


     $225 - IIBA Member

     $350 - Guest

About Ryland Leyton:

Ryland Leyton, CBAP, PMP, CSM, SA4, is a business analyst, author, speaker, educator, Agile coach, and technology translator. He has worked in the technology sector since 1998, starting off with database and web programming, gradually moving through project management and finding his passion in the BA and Agile fields.

Ryland is passionate about strong analysis practice and prefers Agile environments where possible. He has built both Agile and waterfall SDLC processes for development teams, customizing each one to the challenges facing that particular client group. Ryland is one of the authors of the Second Edition of the IIBA Agile Extension to the BABOK, as well as the IIBA Agile Analysis Certification.

He is an active member of the IIBA, speaks at local and national conferences on BA, PM, Agile and career development topics.

Rylands’ book "The Agile Business Analyst: Moving From Waterfall to Agile" is considered a standard in the Agile BA field. His 2019 publication of "It's About Your Career: Skills For A Lifetime Of Loving Your Work!" has become valued by those growing and guiding their careers.

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