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228. WJUG - User Stories considered harmful - Jakub Nabrdalik

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228. WJUG - User Stories considered harmful - Jakub Nabrdalik


Warszawa JUG zaprasza wszystkich na 228. spotkanie , które odbędzie się we wtorek 20 marca o godzinie 18.15 na Wydziale Matematyki Informatyki i Mechaniki UW (Banacha 2), w sali 3180.

O prezentacji:

User Stories considered harmful

Or why Product Owners and developers failed at gathering requirements and communication.

Long time ago there was a role of a business analyst, who would discover and gather client requirements, then together with a system analysts, write them down. Next, they would meet an architect, where they would analyse the impact of those requirements on the architecture, and impact of architecture on business opportunities. This collaboration would provide new ideas for the business, but most of all, would create the analysis that went to developers.

Then there was the famous C3 project with Kent Beck as the leader. There was no time for formalities, so a new method was born, called eXtreme Programming (XP).

Then came Scrum and Kanban with Scrum Masters and Product Owners. Neither of them had any experience with XP, but since they loathed the old world, they have fired all the system and business analysts.

And so, two working methods of requirement analysis were replaced by a single ineffective meeting called "grooming", where a seven plus/minus three people, without any preparation, try to estimate something that nobody took time to understand.

I'd like to show you how we came to this point, why the current situation puts developers in jail, and how to solve this madness.

O prelegencie:

Jakub is software developer who cares about Software Craftsmanship and Domain Design. I've been Practicing Test-driven development and Pair programming since 2005. I've been working with Groovy, Java, C#, PHP. I strongly believe in benefits of good work, clean code and maintainable software.
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Sponsorem spotkania jest firma Allegro (

Po spotkaniu zapraszamy na networking w pobliskiej klubokawiarni.


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Jeśli się wahasz czy Twój pomysł się nada, to zapraszamy do kontaktu z organizatorami, bezpośrednio na spotkaniu, poprzez wiadomości meetupa, albo w dowolny wybrany sposób.
Wydzial MIMUW (sala 3180)
Banacha 2 · Warsaw
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