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Creating Effective User Stories

by Jeremy Jarrell

Are you struggling to create user stories that are truly useful to your team and customer? Learn the strategies for creating great User Stories, as well as tips for avoiding the common pitfalls many teams fall into.

What you'll learn

Do you love the idea of capturing customer requirements with lightweight user stories rather than formal requirements documents? Of course you do, but many teams find that while the idea of user stories sounds great, they struggle to create effective user stories that are truly useful for communicating between themselves and their customer. In this course, we'll learn concrete strategies for creating lightweight user stories that truly capture our customer's needs, as well as tips for avoiding the most common pitfalls that many teams fall into when they first begin working with user stories.

About the author

Jeremy Jarrell is an agile coach and author who helps teams get better at doing what they love. He is heavily involved in the technology community, both as a highly rated speaker throughout the United States and as a syndicated author whose articles and videos have appeared on sites such as,,, and Jeremy resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and two children and is an avid runner. He loves to discuss all topics related to agile met... more

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