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Write Outstanding User Stories! A workshop with Ryland Leyton, CBAP

  • Thursday, March 23, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Virtual training session

Write Outstanding User Stories! A workshop with Ryland Leyton, CBAP

The ability to write high-quality user stories that empower and drive software teams is a topic that can frustrate any software professional!

This session is a deep-dive on two critical topics:

First and foremost: how to write a solid user story that developers will be happy to see and which maximizes velocity & flow on your team.

Second, and more briefly, an overview of decomposition strategies about how to arrive at the individual, executable, small user stories from ones that are too big to do all at once.

What do we cover?

  • The best practice template that I've found works over and over again.
  • Pitfalls, best practices, common mistakes to avoid.
  • Lots of in-class exercises drawn from real world examples.
  • How to handle those cases which trip people the most: business intelligence/data warehousing, and endpoint development.

(And, most importantly, you'll get to hear my famous "laundry" episode and how you will never write a story with the wrong actor again!)

We will, to a lesser degree and in service of our learning how to write stories, discuss & apply decomposition strategies. This is all about how you cut that "big giant Epic" into smaller individual user stories that your team can consume & run with.

Class recordings will be available to registrants for 30 days after the session.

The course includes group practice activities. A syllabus and knowledge test is provided at the end of the session.

4 PD Hours | 4 CDUs

This workshop is registered with IIBA® and qualifies for 4 Professional Development (PD) Hours toward IIBA® core certification and 4 Continuing Development Units (CDU) toward retaining your existing IIBA® core certification and the Agile Analysis Certification (IIBA®-AAC). 


     $225 - IIBA Member

     $350 - Guest

Presented by Ryland Leyton, CBAP, PMP, CSM, SA4, Agile Coach | Speaker | Author

Ryland Leyton, CBAP, PMP, CSM, SA4, is an avid Agile advocate & coach, business analyst, author, speaker, and educator. He has worked in the technology sector since 1998, starting off with database and web programming, gradually moving through project management and finding his passion in the BA and Agile fields.  He has been a core team member of the IIBA® Agile Extension to the BABOK® and the IIBA Agile Analysis Certification.  Ryland has written popular books on BA Agility and career topics.  He can be reached at


Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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