Track: IMAGINE: (Product & Innovation)

Duration: 180 minute interactive workshop (90 min, tea break, 90 min)

Talk Level: Intermediate


Stop creating bad product backlogs and user stories! See the big picture and deliver a thin slice of value fast, using user story mapping!

Do you battle to understand how user stories relate to each other on your backlog? Do you struggle to see the big picture view of your product? Do you find it hard to prioritize user stories into “thin slices” of valuable software?

Luckily you don’t have to be a super hero to piece it all together! User story mapping is a powerful technique that helps you get the full story behind user stories.

It will help you:

See the big picture of your project or product
Move from thinking about a vision, to creating a product development roadmap
Deliver a thin slice of value. Fast!
Effectively break epics into coherent user stories
Join us as we explore “User Story Mapping” – an essential skill for every agile practitioner involved in creating and managing user stories and product backlogs!


Bio of Angie Doyle:

Angie Doyle

Angie is an Agile Consultant at IQ Business in South Africa, where she devotes her time to anything related to Agile Product Ownership and Agile Business Analysis. She has more than 18 years of experience in the Financial Services industry and has been a practicing business analyst for the past 12 years. Prior to becoming a consultant, Angie worked in the business process outsourcing industry where she enthusiastically pursued ways to create and deliver value to her clients. So when she was introduced to Agile a few years later, it was a perfect fit!


Bio of Mark Pearl:

Mark Pearl

Mark has been involved in creating software for over two decades. Most of the time he’s gotten it wrong, sometimes he’s gotten it right. As he gets older he’s getting it right more often. Mark finds nothing more fulfilling than being involved in creating something that has a real impact on other people’s lives and loves sharing the insights he has gained from these experiences with others – he does this by speaking at events, writing and facilitating workshops.