In this video, Angela shares ways to pull in the team to create user stories with a workshop-style meeting and how to run a successful user story workshop. Learn tips on how to lead a high-quality and energized workshop.
- A common technique to get the team engaged…and working on the product…is to hold a user story workshop.…It's a hands-on meeting…where the team brainstorms and writes user stories…for the solution or product being worked on.…The product owner may work…with a scrum master or a team lead…to plan the workshop.…And to be successful,…the workshop will need the right inputs.…Let's take a look at the critical inputs…to a user story workshop…and how to use them.…First, is the product vision.…
This helps the team get their head…around why the product and stories matter.…The product owner should present the vision…to the team and allow any dialogue needed to clarify it.…Next, the product owner walks the team…through the features of the road map.…She explains their specific order…and focuses on helping the team truly understand…where value is in the features.…She may describe value…from an organizational, user, or customer perspective.…Another important piece are the personas we're using…to write the user stories.…
The product owner should review the persona definitions…
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- Rallying your team around the product vision
- Creating an agile product roadmap
- Creating a release plan focused on value
- Breaking down features
- Setting up, creating, and analyzing user story maps
- Collaborating on the big picture
- Leveraging user stories
- Prioritizing the product backlog
- Working with your team
- Defining what "ready" and "done" mean
- Avoiding technical debt
- Guiding your team through estimating exercises
- Making sprint planning and standup meetings beneficial