Strength in Numbers

Corporate and Enterprise Customized Writing Product Backlog Items Workshop

This is an advanced continuing education course that is a complementary addition to the Product Owner role. Through interactive exercises, this workshop will provide insight into technical Agile approaches that experts commonly use for crafting quick, effective and appropriate PBI’s.

In successfully completing this workshop you will also earn:

  • 7 Scrum Alliance SEUs
  • Digital access to all materials and handouts
  • Free Agile Advice ebook

Praise for Our Writing Product Backlog Items Workshop

The course was very informative and the instructor kept the material interesting and flowing well.

Portfolio Manager, November 2017

This workshop was very empowering. It provided a LOT of very useful tips and tricks for writing Agile requirements.

BA, October 2016

Jerry tied the theory and practice together really well, and provided a fantastic opportunity to get really good at writing product backlog items.

Consultant, October 2016

This workshop really provides a fantastic, hands on learning experience.

Program Manager, October 2016

Great course. It really helped me learn how to be effective at writing User Stories

Senior IT Project Manager, October 2016

Jerry was fantastic at walking us through the steps and various tools for writing effective product backlog items. I really found the alternative approaches helpful!

Product Owner, October 2016

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand how to craft, define and set expectations for what constitutes an effective Product Backlog Item (PBI)
  • Understand the structure, content and format of User Stories and Acceptance Criteria
  • Utilize some common tools and techniques for crafting effective PBI’s including the INVEST Model and Key Splitting Patterns.
  • Utilize key terminology and expectations associated with the Product Backlog and Product Backlog Items.
  • Empower Scrum teams through Product Backlog Items that resonate with them
  • Utilize at least six alternatives to the traditional User Story format and where these may be more appropriate


Part I – Getting Started

  1. About this Workshop
  2. Defining Needs – Overview of Product Backing Items

Part II – User Story Fundamentals

  1. Structure and Format
  2. Acceptance Criteria

Part III – Tools and Techniques

  1. The INVEST Model (sourced from XP)
  2. Patterns for Splitting (sourced from Richard Lawrence)
  3. Great Practices to Consider

Part IV – Next Steps

  1. What Can You Do Today?
  2. Alternatives to Traditional User Stories

Who This Is For

Our Tailored Teaching Is Made For:

  • Berteig Alumni – If you loved our training, see your entire team experience it and level-up together.
  • Larger Groups – If you have over 50 employees driving towards the same goals.
  • New Team Dynamics – Uniting new people and teams to accomplish timely goals.
  • When Privacy is Paramount – When privacy is a top concern with active projects.
  • Critical Project – When your team is responsible to deliver on a critical project with confidence.

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