Oct 15,12 Global Product Management Talk on Writing Compelling User Stories w/ @ttorres
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Teresa Torres, Vice President of Products at AfterCollege, Identifies Best Practices To Ensure That User Stories Communicate The "Why" Behind The Requirement

Product managers share customer knowledge with engineers via the user story. The goal is to write stories that facilitate a conversation between the business and engineering, that allow the team to estimate the work so that they can be prioritized, and such that the right product gets built. Historically (let’s say before the internet), product teams wrote Product Requirement Documents (PRDs) - long documents that outlined every nook and cranny of a product. Some teams still work this way. But many have moved to writing product requirements in the form of user stories. The unique advantage of user stories over PRDs is that they don’t just communicate to engineers what they should build, they communicate why. This discussion will focus on the necessity of writing user stories that communicate information about the actor, explain the desired action, and the benefit to the user so engineers can implement each story without losing sight of the content of why they are building what they are building.

Teresa Torres, Vice President of Products, will speak at the weekly Global Product Management Talk on Monday, October 15, 2012 at the simultaneous times of 11:00 AM Pacific Time, 1:00 PM CST Chicago, and 2:00 PM EST New York. Participants are welcome to listen live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/prodmgmttalk, call in to talk on the show (323) 927-2957 and to participate on Twitter by following @ProdMgmtTalk and tweeting using the hashtag #ProdMgmtTalk.

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Teresa says, "I'm looking forward to discussing the impact of user stories with the Global Product Management Talk community. The broadcast is a great opportunity to raise visibility of product managers and the function of product management to guarantee that more big ideas turn into great products."

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Q1 What's the value of user stories vs. more traditional product requirements documents? #prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk http://bit.ly/SHYwnm

Q2 What are common mistakes people make in writing user stories? #prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk http://bit.ly/SHYwnm

Q3 How can we ensure that user stories communicate the "why" behind the requirement? #prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk http://bit.ly/SHYwnm

Q4 What are best practices around managing a backlog of user stories? #prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk http://bit.ly/SHYwnm

Q5 How can we measure and predict the impact of each user story? #prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk http://bit.ly/SHYwnm

Q6 What's the value of predicting the impact of a user story? #prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk http://bit.ly/SHYwnm

About Teresa Torres
Teresa Torres is the Vice President of Products at AfterCollege, a service that helps colleges students find their first job or internship. She also writes Product Talk, a blog that focuses on helping product managers be better at what they do by sharing knowledge, building know-how, and refining practice. Teresa has worked as an interaction designer, a user researcher, and in a variety of product management roles from an individual contributor to a vice president.
Website: TeresaTorres.com
Blog: www.producttalk.org
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/teresatorres
Twitter: @ttorres

Today's co-host is Roger Cauvin

About Roger
Roger is currently the principal product strategist at Cauvin, Inc., a consulting company he founded to help companies make smart product decisions. He also founded and operates Dadnab, which provides bus and rail directions by text message to transit riders in ten U.S. regions. Prior to his most recent roles, Roger has led technical teams and served as a software architect and engineer for various technology companies.

blog: blog.cauvin.org/
linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/rcauvin
twitter: twitter.com/rcauvin

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