User Story Writing Workshop



Workshop Description

This two day course is a hands-on workshop intended to teach students how to create and manage User Stories.  Hands-on exercises are used throughout the course to reinforce the lecture material.

The course begins with a discussion on gathering User Stories.  Various approaches to determining the real requirements for an application are discussed.  The section also includes a discussion on techniques and criteria for evaluating User Stories.

In Agile, a story must be small enough to be completed within a single sprint.  This frequently requires decomposing a feature or a story into smaller stories.  Techniques for doing this are discussed in the second part of the course.

The third part of the course discusses developing acceptance criteria and acceptance tests for each story.  This section concludes with a discussion on User Stories mapping.

The course concludes with a case study, in which students develop stories, decompose them into manageable sizes, and create acceptance criteria and tests for the stories.

Prerequisite: Scrum Fundamentals


  • Describe the structure of a User Story
  • Define the criteria for creating good Stories
  • Develop User Stories
  • Define Acceptance Criteria for User Stories
  • Use Stories to plan a release
  • Decompose epics into smaller User Stories
  • Create and use Story Maps

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why take your User Story Writing Workshop training from Brett Palmer & Associates?
  • World-Class Training with Experienced Instructors — Our instructors are passionate educators; we don’t focus just on classroom theory, but on real world application of concepts.
  • Ongoing Support with Experienced & Certified Instructors — We will continue to support you in your Agile journey by providing free community & online events only available to our students.
  • Class Guaranteed to Run — We guarantee our public classes will run. We will never schedule fake classes with the intent to cancel on our students and bump them into bigger classes later on.
  • Comfortable Learning Environment — We pick venues suitable for deep interactive learning. We don’t skimp on cost to save a buck.
  • Engaging & Fun — Our courses are high energy and engineered based on adult learning styles and brain science. We configure our courses to keep PowerPoint slides to a minimum. Our courses feature interactive role playing scenarios and simulations to reinforce learning concepts.
  • Socially Responsible / Giving Back — We donate 5% of the profits from each public course to charity. Our favorites include Charity:Water, Water.org, and Kiva, all highly ranked by Charity Navigator. At Brett Palmer & Associates, we believe the secret to living is giving.
Can I get a discount? Is there a group rate?

We discount our courses many months in advance so we can guarantee the course to run.  Discounts are available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you do not see an early bird ticket price available for the course you wish to take, it’s because all the discounted tickets are already taken for that course.  

Groups of 3 or more may also receive a discount. Please email info@brettpalmer.com for more information.

This A-CSM course is also available as a private, on-site workshop for groups of 10 or more. Please email info@brettpalmer.com for more information.

Do I need to bring anything with me to class?

Please bring a sweater or jacket as room temperature is set on the cooler side.  You will be provided with all materials for the two day course. You will not need a computer during the course.

Is there pre-class homework prior to the start of the class?

Yes. There is roughly 30 minutes of reading and videos to watch prior to attending this course.  Upon course registration, we will send you the details.

Can I claim PDU’s/SEU’s/CEU’s for this Course?

Yes. This Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSM) course provides 16 units/hours of continuing education.  Please email info@brettpalmer.com if you have additional questions.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you cancel 14 or more days prior to the start of the event, you will receive a full refund.   If you cancel 7 to 14 days, you will receive a full refund minus a $150 admin fee.  If you cancel within 7 days, you will receive a 50% refund.    You may transfer your registration once for a $150 charge to another class offered by Brett Palmer & Associates within 12 months, however we are unable to honor transfer requests within 72 hours of the start time of the course. Your registration is nonrefundable if you do not attend or do not complete the course. Please make arrangements to be fully present for the full duration of the course. The presenter is not responsible for prepaid, nonrefundable travel arrangements. If the presenter cancels the workshop, a full refund will be made.

Please email hello@brettpalmer.com if you need to cancel, reschedule or substitute someone else in your place.