Jeff Patton - How User Stories are Really Supposed to Work in Agile Development

  • August 7, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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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.

About Jeff

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.'

Logistics

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.



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  • Bill A.

    As you know, Jeff hand drew a lot and the structure of the talk was ad hoc. Here is the content that he used at Agile 2014:

    http://files.meetup.com/3544262/Agile%20Requirements%20%26%20Product%20Ownership.pdf

    3 · August 11, 2014

  • Jim T.

    Does anyone know where I can find the deck he presented?

    August 11, 2014

  • Jeffrey H.

    During my recent career struggles I have had trouble finding opportunities to learn Agile concepts. I enjoyed Jeff Patton's common sense (assuming it's common) regarding his approach to Agile.

    I am also grateful for the rare opportunity to stand in front of the group and ask for work.

    August 8, 2014

  • Rhys Q.

    Hi there, sorry to spruik as my first post(?!) but as I'm on the waitlist and I may not get to meet you lovely people. I'm new to Chicago from Perth, Australia and looking for Agile/traditional project management opportunities based in Chicago. I'd love to hear from you I'm [masked] or[masked] Thanks :)

    August 1, 2014

    • Alex Y.

      I'm with Slalom Consulting and we are seeking smart, non-jerks to join our fun family of talented folks. Reach out to me on LinkedIn and i'll intro you to our talent recruitment team.

      August 7, 2014

    • Rhys Q.

      Thanks Alex, I met with one of your colleagues last night who handed me a business card. Much appreciated :)

      August 8, 2014

  • Max L.

    Great session. I loved the way it was facilitated. I am envious of Jeff's ability to draw on the fly like he does.

    1 · August 8, 2014

  • Urmila

    Great meet up. Learned a lot about story mapping

    1 · August 8, 2014

  • James B.

    Well worth the trip. Thanks for the groups and sponsors for a valuable discussion and meeting

    1 · August 8, 2014

  • Joel

    Just a friendly reminder - Jeff will be back in town (along with David Hussman and others) for Agile Day Chicago - more information here - http://devjam.com/2014/07/31/agile-day-chicago-2014/

    1 · August 8, 2014

  • Petre P.

    Excellent meetup, thank you very much for putting it together!

    1 · August 8, 2014

  • Stephen P.

    Foiled by a Metra delay so I won't make it. Hope this gives someone on the waitlist an opportunity to attend. Sorry to miss this one. Will you be posting the presentation?

    August 7, 2014

    • Bill A.

      @Stephen: Jeff has promised to share a deck.

      1 · August 8, 2014

  • Bill A.

    Many thanks for making this an awesome meet-up:
    • Jeff Patton
    • Joel Tosi
    • All of the affiliated meet up organizers
    • Members from all the meet up groups
    • DevMynd

    1 · August 7, 2014

  • Bill B.

    I learned a lot and met a couple of interesting new people - very valuable event for me.

    1 · August 7, 2014

  • Jacque H.

    That was really good. I appreciated the focus on why there are stories, and why we need to work with teams to let go of the labels we put on elements of the agile process and instead focus on the goals.

    4 · August 7, 2014

  • Mark M.

    I absolutely loved this talk.

    2 · August 7, 2014

  • Alex D.

    Great talk! Thanks Jeff! And thanks Bill for keeping us engaged and interested while waiting!

    2 · August 7, 2014

  • Vijay R.

    Fantastic!

    1 · August 7, 2014

  • tapo b.

    Very meaningful talk by Jeff Patton.

    1 · August 7, 2014

  • tapo b.

    Very meaningful talk by Jeff Patton.

    August 7, 2014

  • Kathy

    Great to hear Jeff's views.

    2 · August 7, 2014

  • Jordan B.

    If any of you or your organizations are interested in connecting with ChiTech HS to share your passion and skill with the next generation of the city's tech talent, feel free to message me on linkedin. "Jordan Brown" and "Chicago Tech Academy" on google should do the trick.

    3 · August 7, 2014

  • Doug J.

    Looking for data scientists, data devs, content writers, php devs - spartzinc.com

    1 · August 7, 2014

  • Robb P.

    If your teams are new to or struggling with agility, give me a shout. I work with a large group of trainers and coaches that can help.

    1 · August 7, 2014

  • Anthony M.

    Jeff Patton is in the house!

    1 · August 7, 2014

  • Ashtyn B.

    Will this be recorded?

    August 7, 2014

  • James B.

    I'm not overly familiar with Chicago. Suggestions for parking?

    August 1, 2014

    • Tim G.

      Spot hero might come in handy.

      1 · August 1, 2014

    • James B.

      thanks for the spot hero suggestion. DM me @bradtwurst if someone wants to be a spot hero referrer.

      August 2, 2014

  • Rhys Q.

    Recent User Story in Agile experience. Hopefully I can share some valuable insights :)

    August 1, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    Very enthused for this one; great topic, our crafty organizers!

    2 · July 21, 2014

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