"Let's Sharpen Your Agile Ax, It's Story Splitting Time" by Brian Sjoberg

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Do you want to write great User Stories (a.k.a. small features that are part of a product) that provide the vehicle for conversation and confirmation that we build the right thing? Do you struggle with splitting stories so that they still provide business value but can be accomplished within a fraction of your iteration and be potentially shippable to production? We will do a quick refresher on User Story formatting to include Acceptance Criteria. Additionally we will learn techniques for splitting stories in this interactive workshop.

About the Speaker:

Brian Sjoberg (https://www.linkedin.com/in/briansjoberg) (@onek2go (https://twitter.com/onek2go)) is uber passionate about helping individuals, teams and organizations adopt practices that live out Lean and Agile principles and values. He comes from sunny Florida where he earned his Computer Engineering degree from the University of South Florida. He is a former XP programmer, turned Project Manager, turned Program Manager, turned Agile Coach. He has a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). He has been living on the front lines of implementing Scrum and engineering best practices for the past 6 years. He is Agile Coach for Excella Consulting. His Motto: Coaching and inspiring individuals, teams and organizations to rapidly deliver high quality products that customers love.

He gives some lovin' to his Agile mindset blog from time to time, check it out at http://anagilemind.net (http://anagilemind.net/).

Book Giveaway: We will be giving away an Agile-related book.

When: August 25th, 2016 at 6:00 pm (See Agenda Below)

Where: Excella Consulting (http://www.excella.com/), 6th Floor Arlington Tech eXchange (ATX), 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22201

Cost: Free thanks to our sponsors


Excella (http://www.excella.com/) is hiring! Check out the open job opportunities (https://www.excella.com/careers)page. Excella offers DCSUG members a discount for upcoming Agile training classes (https://www.excella.com/training). Please contact us for the code.


6:00 – 6:30 Arrive, mingle, pizza, network

6:30 – 8:00 Presentation/Discussion/Game/Workshop

8:00 – 8:30 Q&A and more networking

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