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Topic: January 2013
Date: Tuesday - January 15, 2013
Topic: Writing effective User Stories for Agile or Waterfall
Speaker: Mario Moreira


Writing effective User Stories for Agile or Waterfall

User Stories are a form of requirement that promotes a conversation and understanding of a product need from a user perspective. User Story constructs have been adopted by those that deploy Agile methods (most notably the canonical form) but they have also been used within the Waterfall (or hybrid) world.

This session will introduce you to user stories to help you understand a user perspectives. But more importantly, this session will introduce you to the various elements of a User story so that you may build your own meaningful user story language construct that you may use to better convey requirements when building your product.

This session will also introduce the concept of the persona so that you gain a holistic perspective of your product's various users which ensures that you have user stories for all relevant users.

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About the Speaker

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Mario Moreira

Mario Moreira is an Agile Enterprise Change Agent and Executive Coach who helps lead organizations in their Agile transformation efforts. He is a seasoned Agile Coach working with very large distributed teams to small co-located and supports all levels of personnel from Scrum teams, ScrumMasters, Product Owners, middle management, to Executive management. Mario is a certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Scrum Professional (CSP), and has implemented Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Kanban practices including Continuous integration and build to numerous product teams and enterprises. He particularly focuses on the business benefits that Agile can bring to organizations.

Feel free to visit Mario's recent articles at his active blog called Agile Adoption Roadmap dedicated to Agile adoption topics.

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