Start And Finish On Target With Agile User Stories And Retrospectives

PMC - Project Management Centre Inc.
Training overview
Corporate / Group Training
1 day
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Course description

Start And Finish On Target With Agile User Stories And Retrospectives

This comprehensive one-day course guides participants on how to effectively initiate and complete projects by applying Agile best-practices to manage project requirements and lessons learned.


  • Agile requirements management, types, perception and challenges
  • Agile user story definitions, benefits, roles, and personas
  • Applying user story best practices to achieve smart requirements
  • Definition, benefits, and challenges involved in conducting Agile retrospectives
  • Key steps and tips involved in an Agile Retrospective framework
  • Various techniques in conducting efficient Agile Retrospectives
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Who should attend?

Individuals who will benefit from this course include:

  • Executives
  • Business sponsors
  • Portfolio managers
  • Program managers
  • Product managers
  • Project managers
  • Project team leaders
  • Project team members
  • Project subject matter experts
  • Project management office staff
  • Anyone interested in learning more about leveraging best practiced Agile user story and retrospectives techniques

Training content

Module 1: Agile Requirements Overview

  • User Stories
  • Features
  • Enhancements
  • Defects and Errors
  • Non-Functional Requirements
  • Technical Debt
  • Exercise: Class discussion on how effective agile requirements promote project success

Module 2: User Story Best Practices

  • Definitions and Benefits
  • Roles and Personas
  • Components and Lifecycle
  • Requirements Gathering Techniques and Prioritization
  • User Story Format and Acceptance Criteria
  • INVEST Model and the Definition of Done
  • Exercise: Group workshop on applying user-story best practices

Module 3: Retrospective Introduction

  • Definitions and Perspective
  • Prime Directive
  • Benefits and Supporting Agile Principles
  • Differences to Other Project Closing Activities
  • Exercise: Learning from project mistakes

Module 4: Agile Retrospective Framework

  • Planning and Logistics
  • Setting the Stage
  • Gathering Data
  • Generating Insights

Certification / Credits

Credits: 7 CEUs / 7 PDUs

Why choose PMC?

Founded in 1996

Helped Fortune 500 clients achieve their business and project objectives

Tailored to the client's needs

About PMC

PMC - Project Management Centre

PMC provides training for groups and consulting in Project and Portfolio Management. Our course offerings cover Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid approaches. Our courses are tailored to your exact needs and delivered in-house either online or in-person by seasoned instructors and...

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PMC - Project Management Centre Inc.

2, Place du Commerce
Suite 220
H3E1A1 Montreal Québec

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