How the 3 Amigos Help to Create Valuable & Testable Stories

If you’re using user stories for your agile requirements, you’re not alone. It seems to have become the ubiquitous vehicle for communicating customer requirements to agile teams. And it works incredibly well in this regard. However, the confirmation and conversation parts of the story are often forgotten. When Kent Beck originated the idea of the user story, his intent was to initiate or inspire a story-level conversation surrounding Card + Confirmation between a stakeholder and the team. It was face-to-face and interactive. The 3-Amigos model reinforces this collaboration through the primary 3 roles (Amigos) in agile teams: Developer + Tester + Product Owner. Join Bob Galen in this workshop that brings our focus back to the original intent of the user story emphasizing the acceptance criteria (confirmation) and the story part (the conversation) of your stories across the 3-Amigos. Come prepared to practice writing stories that increase your effectiveness in defining solid acceptance criteria and conversing around your stories.

Key Learning Points

  • Learn the importance of and how to most effectively collaborate within agile teams
  • Learn more effective user story writing techniques.
  • Leverage storytelling as a requirements communication device

Location: Date: April 5, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Bob Galen