Telling Better Stories – David Evans – Agile on the Beach Conference 2017

The session from Agile On The Beach Conference 2017 sees David Evans from Neuri Consulting discuss how to tell better user stories.

User Stories are one of those things that are enormously useful when described well, and painful when done badly. Dan’s experience of working with a large number of teams has exposed him to far more bad stories than good ones. In this presentation Dan provides several ideas to help you improve the way you express stories. He explores the problems arising from slavish and unimaginative adherence to the common “As a…, I Want…, So that…” template and examines the deeper structure and elements of stories and how they evolve as ideas. He also provides invaluable tips for using alternative styles of expressing these elements.

David Evans Partner Neuri Consulting LLP

David Evans is an experienced agile consultant, coach and trainer with over 25 years of IT experience. A thought-leader in the field of agile quality, he has provided training and consultancy for clients worldwide. An in-demand speaker at events and conferences across Europe, David was voted Best Keynote Speaker at Agile Testing Days 2013. He is co-author of the best-selling books “50 Quick Ideas to Improve your User Stories” and “50 Quick Ideas to improve Your Tests”, was a contributor to the book “More Agile Testing”, and has also had several papers published in international IT journals. He currently lives and works in the UK, where he is a partner in Neuri Consulting LLP.

Agile on the Beach is a leading annual conference in Falmouth, Cornwall UK. Since 2011 Agile on the Beach has been a two day agile conference, set on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between. The conference explores agile software, products, teams, business and practices. With 400 attending, the conference hosts 50 seminars and workshops to provide the ultimate agile learning experience, along with ample opportunities for networking at its 3 evening events.

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