San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
March Speaker Event
How to write User Stories -- and what you should not do
A development manager and a QA manager deliver their perspectives on how to write good stories. You will gain insight into the development and QA view of how a good user story is constructed and what impacts this can have on the success of your project. What makes a good a user story?
User Stories have become one of the most popular techniques to capture the needs of stakeholders using short and simple documentation, thus helping Business Analysts in the prioritization, estimation and planning of solutions.
Good user stories are discrete and independent, where a feature or user journey is divided in such a way that each story card can be executed independently. Stories that build on multiple steps in a process don’t need to be coded sequentially (because you can always smartly design for assumptions in your story planning process).
Creating truly independent stories is a hard skill that takes time to get the hang of, but done right, it opens the team for fast execution.
About the Speaker:
Bob Cook is a Senior Product Development Manager at Sophos where he has spent the last ten years in a variety of roles delivering quality software with a team of very talented developers, test analysts, and test automation engineers. The years at Sophos have been educational and have taught him why everyone should be concerned about software quality and security
Stuart Ashman has experience with both hardware and software quality, and has worked in a variety of roles over the past 20+ years involving testing or QA. He is currently working as the Quality Assurance (QA) Director for Vision Critical with a focus on developing and building the skills of the growing QA team. Stuart is helping mature and improve Vision Critical’ s delivery processes and practices with a heavy focus on testing continuously and efficiently as possible.
Refreshments included: Light dinner, beverages.
Special thanks to our Venue Sponsor
Thanks to our Annual Chapter Sponsor