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The Art of Storytelling (presented by Fadi Stephan)
Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Art of Storytelling
by Fadi Stephan
Agilists use user stories as a way to capture user requirements and drive the planning process for iterative and incremental delivery of software. In this presentation we'll see the benefits of using user stories over other types of requirements gathering approaches. After mastering the basic concepts and attributes of user stories, we will progress quickly and discuss different techniques for user role modeling, methods for capturing requirements, criteria for splitting or merging stories, and ways to handle dependencies, constraints, assumptions, and non-functional requirements. We'll wrap up with clear guidelines on writing effective user stories.
About the Speaker:
Fadi Stephan is a technology consultant with Excella Consulting. He has over 12 years of professional experience architecting, developing and managing enterprise web applications. For the past 4 years, his focus has been on agile software development and on transitioning and coaching developers in agile development practices using SCRUM. He is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) and certified Scrum Professional (CSP). He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a MS in Computer Science and Information Systems from the George Washington University.
6:30 - 7:00 PM Pizza and Networking
7:00 - 9:00 PM Presentation