User Stories Techniques – 75 Minute Online Workshop – 15th February 2021


A unique opportunity to get a better understanding of user stories and associated techniques.  All proceeds from this unique online event go to charity.

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CHARITY EVENT!!! 100% of the event ticket price goes to CHARITY!!!

Learn about User Stories on Monday 15th February 2021 between 12:00 pm GMT (1:00 pm CET) and 1:15 pm GMT (2:15 pm CET).

Go on a mini-tour of User Stories based on Allan Kelly’s best-selling Little Book about Requirements and User Stories book and Edinburgh Agile’s User Stories Masterclass (USM) online course, this User Stories techniques workshop seeks to establish an initial understanding how to improve requirements capture and communication in Agile development with better user stories.

This live online user stories workshop is based on reference to real user stories taken from real work. Slides are kept to a minimum, and interactive discussion elements are included.

Being online, the User Stories Techniques workshop is suitable for people across the globe…  the 75 minute event takes place on Monday 15th February 2021 and starts at 12:00 pm UK GMT (1:00 pm CET) and finishes at 1:15pm UK GMT (2:15 pm CET). This makes the course perfect for people across the world including North and South Americas, Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe.

What you will receive:

  1. 75 minutes of high-quality insight from leading Agile trainer and author, Allan Kelly;
  2. Access to official event materials.

Who should attend the User Stories Techniques workshop?

This User Stories workshop is designed for Product Owners, Product Managers and Business Analysts as well as Developers, Software Engineers and Testers who want to improve their user stories.

Scrum Masters and Project Managers will also benefit from a better understanding of user stories and associated techniques.

Your Remote Trainer

This workshop is facilitated by Allan Kelly BSc, MBA, author of “Art of Agile Product Ownership”, “Little Book of Requirements and User Stories”, “Continuous Digital” and “Business Patterns for Software Developers”.

His clients have a habit of calling him “Agile Allan”… but he tends to think of himself as an Agile Guide, helping others find better ways! Indeed, Allan guides individuals and teams towards better ways of working, ways which go by the name of Agile.

Allan Kelly - Agile Coach and Trainer

Workshop Details

This User Stories Techniques workshop takes place online using state-of-the-art technology:

  • Monday 15th February 2021 – 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm UK GMT (1:00 pm to 2:15 pm CET)

Being online and interactive, this User Stories workshop is specifically designed to cater for trainees across the globe, and particularly across the Americas, United Kingdom, and Europe. Indeed, the timing of this course supports trainees attending from, for example; from Buenos Aires, New York, Toronto, Edinburgh, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin.

The course includes regular breaks for comfort and effective learning.

Remote/Online Course Logistics

Upon sign-up of the course, you will be sent a calendar invitation with Zoom video/audio conference details as well as information about any supporting material or tools.

It is recommended you download the Zoom app onto your PC for best learning experience.

User Stories Techniques Workshop Coverage

In this bite-size User Stories Techniques workshop you will gain insight into:

  • User story format;
  • The nature of user stories;
  • Allan Kelly’s Two Golden Rules of User Stories
  • How stories fit with Epics and Tasks;
  • What makes a good user story;
  • Why more small user stories are better than fewer larger stories;
  • Where to start splitting your user stories.

The Book

In the book, A Little Book about Requirements and User Stories: Heuristics for requirements in an agile world; Allan Kelly discusses the role of user stories… they are not requirements, they are tokens for work to be done and a placeholder for a conversation.

A Little Book about Requirements and User Stories

Allan gives his two golden rules: stories must be small and they must be beneficial to the business – further he describes what beneficial is, how to put a value on a story and how to maximise the return on investment. He gives particular attention to the difference between requirements and specification and how these ideas line up with user stories and acceptance criteria. Along the way he takes epics, tasks, definition of done, backlog structuring, acceptance tests and much else.

In short, it is a little book about user stories and all that goes with them.

For more information about the book, which is available in Kindle, Audible and Paperback formats, click here.

The Charity

100% of the proceeds for this event goes to charity! The price of your ticket will donated to prevent diseases that claim the lives of millions of children every year.

Thousands of children die every day from diseases that are easy to prevent. Between them, diseases like malaria, cholera and typhoid claim the lives of millions of children every year. Yet supporting our chosen charity helps them train a health worker so they can help provide children and their mothers with life-saving care, such as nutritional advice, anti-malarial mosquito nets and vitamin supplements, to keep them safe from disease. Attending the User Stories Techniques workshop could help save a child’s life. 

We will be donating 100% of the proceeds of this event to  a charity that makes sure more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. They have done more to influence laws, policies and customs to help protect children than any other charity. They get things done! They are intent on continuing until the world is a safe place for all children.

The charity receives no funding from the UN budget and rely entirely on voluntary donations like the ones that will come from your ticket price, which will fund their vital work to protect children in danger, transforming their lives and building a safer world for tomorrow’s children.

User Story Techniques Workshop Prerequisites

Attendees make the most of the online event if they:

  • Have been on a team that carries out, or are closely involved in, software or product development endeavors.

Refunds/Cancellations Policy

For remote/online courses, your refund will be processed in the following scenario:

  1. Cancellation/Postponement By You – You may decide to cancel or postpone your course up to 72 hours before the first day of the remote/online course… no questions asked! You can either opt for alternative course date or ask for a full (100%) refund. The other course date is subject to our schedule and availability is not guaranteed. If we are unable to offer you your desired date, your money will be refunded.
  2. Cancellation/postponement By Edinburgh Agile – In the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your course, you will entitled to either an alternative course date or a full (100%). In such a scenario, all participants will be informed well in advance via email.
  3. Last Minute Cancellation or No-shows by You – No refund is offered if you do not contact us 72 hours (or more) in advance, or do not show up on the day, of the workshop. Informing one day before the class is also considered no-show and no refund is offered in such cases.
  4. Content/Trainer quality – For any of our remote/online training courses, you are offered the first 25% of the duration of the course to review and decide. If you feel that the trainer or training is unable to match up to your expectations regarding quality and delivery, directly notify the trainer by private message and then exit the session. You will be entitled to 100% of your money refuned.

Refund FAQs

Q. How soon will my refund be processed?
A. Your refund will be processed within 24 hours of your request, from the Edinburgh Agile side. Your bank may take 3-5 days.

Q. Do you contact me when I request a refund?
A. We may contact you to understand your feedback but never to persuade you against the refund.

Q. Can I buy future courses if I asked for a refund now?
A. Of course. There is no reason for not having you in our future courses! You are very welcome to join in any of our future courses!

Q. Will I keep getting the free content and support if I asked for a refund?
A. We won’t segregate or block you if you have asked for a refund. You will still be able to explore our free content, remain a member of our LinkedIn groups, and attend our webinars, offline free/paid events or workshops.