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Agile at Work: Planning with Agile User Stories

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Learn how to plan agile projects by creating user stories.

Agile project teams create short user stories as a way to plan out the work for upcoming sprints. In this course, agile expert Doug Rose shows how to write these user stories and prioritize them in the product backlog. He also shows how to avoid the most common pitfalls with agile project planning.


  • Planning with user stories
1. Understanding Agile Planning
  • Making agile predictable
  • Incremental delivery planning methods
  • How to plan with estimates
2. Estimating an Agile Project
  • User roles and the three Cs
  • Creating user stories
  • Writing effective stories
  • Grouping with themes or epics
3. Planning an Agile Project
  • Creating your project charter
  • Using relative estimation
  • Playing planning poker
  • Calculating your velocity
  • Planning your sprints
  • Writing your release plan
4. Avoiding Common Pitfalls
  • Producing acceptable documentation
  • Avoiding agile stereotype traps
  • Next steps

Taught by

Doug Rose

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