David Evans

Neuri Consulting LLP

Agile Teams (B) 2017
Agile Teams (B)
Thursday 16:15 - 16:59

Session type: Lecture
Session level: Suitable for all

Telling Better Stories

User Stories are one of those things that are enormously useful when described well, and painful when done badly. In my experience of working with a large number of teams, I’ve seen far more bad stories than good ones. This presentation is intended to give you several ideas to help you improve the way you express Stories. I will talk about the problems arising from slavish and unimaginative adherence to the common “As a…, I Want…, So that…” template. I will examine the deeper structure and elements of stories and how they evolve as ideas. I will also offer tips for using alternative styles of expressing these elements.

Telling Better Stories    David Evans


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.




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