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Saturday, May 5 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The Case of the Monster User Story That Ate Sheboygan

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Who do you call when your agile process is broken, when you’re suffering from "clogging of the iterations" and your user stories have become monsters which threaten to devour your entire Release Train? There are monsters living under your bed and they want to eat you – In agile they are called User Stories. This will be run like a work shop, so please bring in your most troubling User Stories for an open discussion. I will provide a case study workshop to get the conversation rolling. I will be using the INVEST criteria plus a few extra’s to evaluate User Stories. We will take a walk-through of User Stories using the specific:
Independent – Is it self-contained, without inherent dependencies on other User Stories?
Negotiable – Is there room for a discussion?
Valuable – Does it deliver value to the stakeholders?
Estimable – You must always be able to estimate the size of a User Story.
Small – It should not be so big as to become impossible to plan or prioritize.
Testable – You must be able to verify that solution is correct.

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D. Mark Haynes

Scrum Master/Agile Team Facilitator, Dmarkhaynes Consulting
I’m a renaissance man trapped in a specialist’s body. My degree is in biologist. That’s why I’m IT. I’ve worked as a software developer, with an elegant language for a more civilized age. I became a QA guy, because breaking things is therapeutic. I became a process specialist... Read More →
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Douglas Johnson

Government Contractor, Colsa Corporation
Masters in Computers Information Systems and Aeronautical Management. 20 year veteran of US Air Force. Currently working on government contract. Adjunct Instructor for computer classes for 10 years. Helped run a Science Fiction Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio for 16 years. When my... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT