User Story Writing

Length: 1/2 day

This course is offered through a partnership with agilityIRL

For anyone interested in increasing their skill in user story writing as used with frameworks like Scrum or Extreme Programming (XP).

After taking this class, learners will be able to:

    • Articulate the theory behind user stories
    • Understand how to write good user stories
    • Understand when and when not to use user stories
    • How to split user stories to ensure the delivery of value

Participants should understand basic Agile philosophy and, at least, one method (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), etc.) They should bring a product example to use in class.

Price: $470.00  Early Bird Pricing: $423.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEUs: .48

Useful Websites:

If your organization has at least 6 participants and you desire to host the class at your site or if you would like to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact Beth Schaefer at 651-999-5834 or

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Agile and Scrum courses and certificates will run again in the fall of 2020.  If you would like to be notified when the schedule is posted, click here, enter your email address and select Agile/Scrum.