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Agile Hartford | October 2018: Diana Getman, "Writing User Stories: It's No...

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100 Constitution Plaza

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Hartford, CT 06103

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We used to write hundreds of pages of software documentation spelling out every detail of the system to be built. Every function point. Every possible usage scenario.

"The system shall do this..." and "The system shall do that..."

They were works of art.

The only problem? No one ever read them, and if they did, they quickly became obsolete as business conditions changed.

Today the foundation of the agile process is user stories, a lightweight technique to rapidly capture business requirements that gets the team on-vision and successfully delivering on stakeholder needs.

In this session, agile expert Diana Getman will walk you step-by-step through the process of creating and managing user stories, both before a project begins as well as when the project is underway.

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* Learn how to write an effective user story title and what three parts of the title you should always include.
* Understand how user stories are different and more effective than traditional software requirements specifications.
* Learn techniques to handle non-functional requirements, technical constraints, and business domain modeling in the user story world.

Speaker Bio:

Diana Getman has more than 25 years of experience as a project manager leading cross-functional teams, in both startup and non-profit organizations. A skilled Agile practitioner, Diana has held the roles of Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Agile Coach and is the current Chief of Staff at Ascendle, a contract software engineering firm in North Hampton, NH. Ascendle specializes in commercial-grade cloud and mobile app development and Agile coaching and training. As a Scrum coach at Ascendle, Diana has led Agile transformations at companies ranging from startups to multi-billion dollar enterprises, bringing their software development teams to a world-class level of performance.

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Eliassen Group has been an innovative leader in technology staffing for nearly 30 years. Among its seven lines of business, Eliassen Group’s Agile Practice is uniquely poised to help companies accelerate their agile adoption and success by increasing workflow, revenue and business value while reducing time to market, cost and risk. Established in 2008, the Agile Practice has helped over 200 clients accelerate their agile adoption leveraging a scalable agile transformation approach, their core team of industry experts and vast coaching network.

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