Nebraska.Code() Sessions tagged user story

Eating the Elephant (how to get started on big projects)

You've just been handed a big project with a lot of players involved and you're looking to figure out what you have. Where do you start? Who is the expert? What needs to be delivered? When will it be done?

In this workshop, we'll show an approach that is used to gather the high-level requirements from whomever might know about them, gather consensus for who this product serves, what they can do with it, and what is important to the stakeholders. We'll walk through an iterative process for gaining an understanding of the project including assigning effort and value to individual pieces. We'll cover how to figure out what is missing and what is irrelevant.

This technique works for those both familiar and unfamiliar with agile development. It bridges the gap between technical professionals and non-technical business experts or stakeholders.

We will be covering various techniques such as silent brainstorming, clustering requirements, personas, user story maps, valuation techniques, effort estimation, and possibly some edge techniques for certain situations.

Speakers

Rob Nickolaus

Rob Nickolaus

Director of IT, Arbor Day Foundation
Jess Osborn

Jess Osborn

Business Analyst, Arbor Day Foundation

Let me tell you a (user) story

User stories are the heart and soul of agile delivery. Come learn how to create high quality stories that can be estimated and provide real business value. Learn how to: * Size your stories properly * Identify those that need split (and how) * Provide stories that deliver value * Keep the scope of stories in check during delivery * Provide a great tool for communication and dialog, not something that ranks up there with "documentation"

Speaker

Rob Nickolaus

Rob Nickolaus

Director of IT, Arbor Day Foundation