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Creating user stories effectively

The primary purpose of the user story process—the writing, discussion and planning of user stories—is to act as a driver and control element within an Agile development process. A user story

  • is a brief sentence that describes a sub-functionality with the user in mind
  • is the working machine of Agile software development
  • is the container for the transport of functions for the user/customer
  • allows “large” projects/requirements to be split into small iterations
  • is a basis for acceptance testing and further details

and is used in many Agile development methods such as eXtreme Programming, Scrum and Kanban.
The procedure is “lightweight,” enables complex requirements to be separated into concrete application scenarios and allows the focus to be set on essential or directly valuable system functionality. In addition, the user story spans a communicative bridge between the technical and professional project participants.
In this one-day workshop, you will be introduced to “Working with user stories” and you will learn the value of user stories as a work management technique.



1 day


  • Learn the basics as well as the advantages and disadvantages of working with user stories
  • Learn to write, evaluate and share user stories
  • Gain a great deal of practical knowledge in a very concise training course

target group

People interested in Agile practices who want to gain a practical insight into working with user stories.

Contents (new)


  • What is a user story?
  • Bridge between developer and customer
  • Manifesto for Agile Software Development


  • How do I write a user story?
  • Working with the user story template
  • What are the 3 Cs (card, conversation & confirmation)?
  • How I write acceptance criteria
  • User stories are NOT requirements

INVEST criteria makes a good user story

  • I-ndependent
  • N-egotiable
  • V-aluable
  • E-stimable
  • S-mall
  • T-estable

Grouping stories

  • What are epics and themes?
  • How do I deal with tasks?
  • 10 patterns for grouping user stories
  • “Last chance” with Spikes


  • User story workshop simulation with index cards


Project experience in Agile software development projects, ideally some experience with eXtreme Programming (XP) or Scrum.

OIO Training

OIO Orientation in Objects GmbH, experts for Java and JavaScript in Mannheim, joined the Trivadis group in May 2018. Together we are extending and strengthening our offer for Java and agile software development. These courses have been developed by OIO and will be held by our new colleagues.

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