Death by User Stories by Jenny Martin

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27 Macklin St · London

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As an overwhelmed cross-functional team member In order to deliver business value as early as possible I need 6589 disembodied user stories sitting in a backlog in Jira Like I need a hole in the head.

Do you find that once you start examining them, user stories grow and multiply until you can’t fit them in your delivery iteration?
Are you drowning and struggling to see the big picture?
Are you lost in user story hell and don’t know how to get out?

In this talk I’d like to introduce the OOPSI model for agile analysis. OOPSI stands for Outcome, Output, Process, Scenarios, Inputs.

The OOPSI technique accelerates delivery by helping you structure your discovery activities so that you are always working on the right thing and can see the bigger picture.

It will give you a narrative and context for your analysis artifacts and the examples, tests, and scenarios that support them.

If you’re using Impact Mapping, Story Mapping, Event Storming or BDD you’ll find this fits in really neatly with those activities.

About Jenny Martin

Jenny Martin is a consultant, trainer, facilitator and coach specialising in agile delivery, quality improvement and Serious Play.

Jenny believes that great teams are built on collaboration, shared responsibility and by embracing individuality and diversity.

She has 20 years experience across multiple platforms, tools and technologies in disciplines spanning the entire software development life-cycle and a demonstrable track record of delivering complex IT systems in the customer loyalty, retail and finance sectors

Jenny is a frequent speaker at Agile Testing and BDD events, and provides training in collaborative software development techniques and public speaking.

Jenny is also Head of People Potential at Skills Matter (the largest community of software engineers in Europe) working to help nurture a learning and developmental community and coaching teams and individuals to help them flourish.