[ONLINE] User Stories Suck

North Dallas Agile Product Owners Meetup
North Dallas Agile Product Owners Meetup
Public group

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

Online Event

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The User Story concept was invented almost 20 years ago, it’s time for an update. This outdated process supports an old way of working focused on predictable requirements delivery instead of product discovery. Wouldn’t you like to know much earlier which features are not going to be valued by your market? We need techniques that shorten the feedback loop with customers, not stakeholders. We need to prioritize based on riskiest assumptions and iterate quickly through small experiments in order to (in)validate our ideas as fast as possible.

In this session, you will work hands-on with new templates that define the work the team needs to execute while starting with the business objective and helping you identify your riskiest assumptions. You will also learn best practices for writing hypotheses and how to turn those into Minimal Viable Experiments.

Learning Outcomes
• Understand the difference between Discovery and Delivery
• Learn to write Objectives, Hypotheses, and Experiments
• Gain new techniques for prioritizing work based on riskiest assumptions

Bio: Founder and Chief Agilist of Agile Velocity, David Hawks is a Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer who is passionate about helping organizations achieve true agility beyond the basic implementation of Agile practices.

David’s primary focus is to guide leaders through their Agile transformation by helping to create successful transformation strategies and effectively manage organizational change with a focus on achieving real business results.


6:30 - 6:35 Introductions

6:35 - 7:45 Presentation

7:45 - 8:00 Closing comments