Scrum Training: Mastering the Product Backlog & User Stories


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course Scrum Training: Mastering the Product Backlog & User Stories is for Business Analysts and Product Owners familiar with Agile/Scrum, who are looking to enhance their elicitation techniques, write stronger user stories, and for tips and tools to effectively manage the product backlog in a functional SCRUM environment.

Course Dates and Pricing


Oct 19 - 19, 2020$750.00Nov 16 - 16, 2020$750.00Dec 14 - 14, 2020$750.00Jan 25 - 25, 2021$750.00Feb 22 - 22, 2021$750.00Mar 22 - 22, 2021$750.00Apr 26 - 26, 2021$750.00

Course Outline

Recap of Agile/Scrum

Agile Principles
Recap of the Scrum Framework
Role of the BA in an Agile world
Effective Communication Tips

Managing the Product Backlog

Purpose of the Product Backlog
Stakeholder Management Implications
Tools to Manage the Product Backlog
Exploring Different Product Backlog Item (PBI) types
PBI: Non-functional and Functional Requirements
PBI or DOD: Constraints
PBI: Spikes, Knowledge Acquisitions and other Oddities
Backlog Prioritization Tools
Managing Stakeholder Conflict

Understanding User Stories

What They are…and What They are NOT
Why Use Stories?
Gathering Stories (Elicitation Techniques)
Story Splitting
Acceptance Testing Stories
Troubleshooting Stories
Understanding Story Estimation
Planning with Stories

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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