Past Events

Agile 101 for May 04, 2017

Topic: Writing User Stories: It's Not as Difficult as You Think

angelo firenze 150x188We used to write hundreds of pages of software documentation spelling out every detail of the system to be built. Every business domain object. Every property. Every screen.

"The system shall do this..." and "The system shall do that..." They were works of art. The only problem? No one ever read them. Today the foundation of the Agile process is user stories, a lightweight technique to rapidly capture business requirements that gets the team on-vision and successfully deliver on stakeholder needs.

In this session Angelo Firenze will walk you step-by-step through the process of creating and managing user stories, both before a project begins as well as when the project is underway.

Presented by: Angelo Firenze

Angelo Firenze is the VP of Business Development for Ascendle, a contract software engineering firm headquartered in North Hampton, NH founded in 2012. Ascendle specializes in commercial-grade cloud and mobile app development, and has a vibrant Agile and Scrum coaching and training practice. Prior to joining Ascendle, Angelo was putting lean principles to work in a more traditional manufacturing setting. Angelo founded and grew The Firenze Gelato Company. Conceived in 2001, this business eventually grew to become the largest regional producer of gelato in New England.


Agile 101 and Kanban 101 courses run from 6:00 to 6:45 during the networking period
of the monthly meeting. A sign-up sheet is posted at 5:30 near the check-in table.
Capacity is limited to 10 people per class, and sign-up  is first come, first served.