August 7, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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This SUPER meet up of user groups welcome Jeff Patton.
Chicago Agile Open Space
Midwest Agile Community
Chicago Agile Methodology Group
Chicago Agile Project Managers
How User Stories are Really Supposed to Work in Agile Development
by Jeff Patton
User stories have become ubiquitous in Agile processes, and at the same time they're moving farther away from their original goal of helping people work together to solve problems and build shared understanding.
Jeff Patton will talk about the biggest myths and misconceptions about user stories and how to avoid them. He'll discuss Story Mapping - a better approach for telling big stories and for building better backlogs and plans.
Over his past two decades of experience, Jeff Patton has learned there’s no “one right way” to design and build software, but there’s lots of wrong ways.
Jeff has focused on Agile approaches since working on an early Extreme Programming team in 2000. In particular he specializes in integrating effective user experience design and product management practice with strong engineering practice. Jeff is founder and list moderator of the agile-usability Yahoo discussion group, a columnist with StickyMinds.com and IEEE Software, a Certified Scrum Trainer, and winner of the Agile Alliance’s 2007 Gordon Pask Award for contributions to Agile Development.
He is author of the upcoming book 'User Story Mapping: Discover the whole story, build the right product.'
The meet up will begin at 5:30 pm with networking and refreshments.
The presentation begins at 6:15pm, and there will be ample time for Q&A.