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AgileSoCal Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, April 15th, 6:00 PM

(Still on the 3rd Wednesday!)

User Stories vs. Use Cases

Tony Bresse

When: Wednesday, April 15th <-- Still on the 3rd Wednesday!
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

***** Always free, but YOU MUST RSVP to agilesocal@gmail.com !!! *****

 

User Stories vs. Use Cases

When transitioning to agile one of the biggest changes a team encounters is the user story. In the product backlog a user story should be a high level description of a requirement that allows the team to provide good estimates. But once a user story is readied for a sprint how does the high-level requirement enable a team to produce the right software and test cases? In this session we'll explore the tension between too-little and too-much requirements, and how one team uses both user stories and use cases to satisfy the business needs.

This workshop will cover the interactions between the Analyst, the Stakeholders/Product Owner and the Development Teams. And the focus will be on User Stories vs Use Cases while utilizing a hands-on exercise to demonstrate when you use one or the other or both.

Your Presenter:

Tony Bresse graduated with BS Degree in Computer Sciences in 1983 which kept him in the IT industry for 32 years. He has extensive experience in Software Development Life Cycle including project management, requirements analysis, specifications, design, development, testing, implementation, integration and migration within the financial, healthcare industries and defense projects.

Currently Tony holds a full time position with Healthcare Management Systems (HMS) in Irvine as a Senior BSA Lead. In addition to his primary role as BSA for the application development team, Tony is leading the BA Virtual Practice Area efforts for HMS Enterprise Analysts. He focuses on creating quarterly Analysts newsletters, conducting the monthly Analysts forum with relevant content and sharing BA best practices, training and user group opportunities.

Tony is a Scrum Master certified by Mike Cohn and was also a long-time developer, which provides him valuable insight into the issues that developers may run into when dealing with requirements.


Where: The Capital Group Companies
6455 Irvine Center Drive (Yosemite Building, 1st floor)
Irvine, CA 92618
Exit the 5 or 405 at Sand Canyon.
From the 5, go south to Irvine Center and turn right.
From the 405, go north to Irvine Center and turn left.
Take the first right into the main parking lot at Capital Group.
Park (no permit needed), go to the main entrance, look for the signs.

Thanks to Capital Group (www.thecapitalgroup.com) for the meeting facilities.
Thanks to VersionOne (www.versionone.com) for food and free agile stuff.
Thanks to SolutionsIQ (www.solutionsiq.com) for sponsoring our educational program.
Thanks to Mike Cohn (www.mountaingoatsoftware.com) for agile e-courses, agile books and stuff.
Thanks to OSP International (www.agile-prepcast.com) for free The Agile PrepCast registration.
Thanks to Rally Software (www.rallydev.com) for free agile stuff.
Thanks to Conscires Agile Practices (www.conscires.com) for sponsoring the Bash.
Thanks to JetBrains (www.jetbrains.com) for free tool licenses.
Thanks to O'Reilly (www.oreilly.com) for free e-books.

To be eligible for the drawing for free books and agile stuff YOU MUST RSVP to agilesocal@gmail.com 24 hours prior to the meeting and be present to win.

 

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Upcoming 2015 AgileSoCal Meetings

Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month. But not always, and dates may change, so watch for the announcements.

Wednesday, April 15 - User Stories vs. Use Cases, Tony Bresse
Wednesday, May 20 - WATCH the Board, Steve Dempsen
Wednesday, June 17 - The Agile Manifesto in the Star Wars Universe, Aaron Griffith
Wednesday, July 15 - TBD
Wednesday, August 19 - TBD
Wednesday, September 16 - TBD
Wednesday, October 21 - TBD
Wednesday, November 11 - TBD <- Note the second Wednesday to avoid the holiday!
Wednesday, December 9 - The Sixth Annual AgileSoCal Holiday Bash!

All meeting start with food & networking at 6:00 PM, presentation starts at 6:30 PM, raffle follows the presentation.

Would you like to speak at AgileSoCal? Or do you know someone you'd like to see? Email us at agilesocal@gmail.com .


Past Meetings & Events

Here's a sample from past AgileSoCal meetings. Our meetings feature experienced agilistas and cutting-edge topics, and are highly interactive and engaging. Come join us at a future meeting!

Building Resilient Software Integrations, Dave Moore, 8th Light
Wednesday, March 19, 2015 - Building Resilient Software Integrations: Dave Moore, 8th Light

A Company’s Transformation to Agile: 1-year Retrospective, Ben Rodilitz
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - A Company’s Transformation to Agile: 1-year Retrospective, Ben Rodilitz, Dealer.com

Brewing Up Some Lean Coffee: A Collaborative Workshop
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Brewing Up Some Lean Coffee: A Collaborative Workshop, Victor Bonacci

Tell Me a Story About That... A User Story Writing Workshop
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Tell Me a Story About That... A User Story Writing Workshop, Paul Hodgetts, Agile Logic
Click here to download the slides from this presentation (PDF - 382 KB).

The Impact of Agile Quantified - Brent Chalker, Rally Software
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - The Impact of Agile Quantified - Brent Chalker, Rally Software
Click here to download the slides from this presentation (PDF - 3.5 MB).

Links to whitepapers and videos:
Seven Deadly Sins
SDPI Methods
Impact of SDPI
Youtube Videos of SDPI Metrics (5 videos)

The Agile Coaching Profession - Roger Brown
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - The Agile Coaching Profession - Roger Brown

Program Level Scrum Practices - Chris Waggoner
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Program Level Scrum Practices - Chris Waggoner

The Value of Story Mapping - David Brown
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - The Value of Story Mapping - David Brown

A Spoon Full of Scrum - Jon Jorgensen
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - A Spoon Full of Scrum - Jon Jorgensen

Agile Leader Storyline - Scott Dunn
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Agile Leader Storyline - Scott Dunn


Wednesday, January 22, 2014- Mob Programming - Woody Zuill & Friends

The 2013 AgileSoCal Holiday Bash on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 was an amazing event. You can check out photos and more by clicking here.

Click here for a full history of all AgileSoCal meetings.


Upcoming Agile Events Calendar

So Cal Local Agile Events Calendar

Monday, June 15, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Scrum Day San Diego
Location: Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego
More Info: http://scrumdaysandiego.com

Also watch for OC Product Managers, PDMA, PMI OC & LA, SCQAA-OC, Java/.NET user groups, LA Agile Meetup & other MeetUps, etc. to be announced…

Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

Monday-Wednesday, May 4-6
Global Scrum Gathering
Location: Talking Stick Resort, Phoenix, AZ
More Info: http://www.scrumalliance.org

Friday, May 8
Keep Austin Agile
Location: Renaissance Hotel, Austin, TX
More Info: http://2015conf.agileaustin.org

Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17
Agile Games 2015
Location: Microsoft New England Research & Development (NERD) Center, Cambridge, MA
More Info: http://agilegamesnewengland.com

Monday-Wednesday, June 8-10
LKNA - Lean Kanban North America
Location: Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
More Info: http://lkna15.leankanban.com/welcome-lkna15

Monday-Wednesday, June 22-24
Scrum Coaching Retreat
Location: Seattle Hilton, Seattle, WA
More Info: https://www.scrumalliance.org/courses-events/events/coaches-retreats/2015/scrum-coaching-retreat-seattle-washington

Monday-Friday, August 3-7
Agile 2015
Location: Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC
More Info: http://www.agilealliance.org