EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH USER STORIES - Antony Marcano
So, you're using User Stories, you've tried different ways of writing them from Feature Injection style templates to Job Stories but they're still not delivering the agility they promise. There are dependencies from one story to the next, sometimes between different teams. You have epics with numerous sub-epics, stories and sub-stories. No one story is releasable on its own, only once multiple stories under a single epic or sub-epic are complete can you release. It never feels like stories are independently valuable to the business without something else being complete. Surely, this isn't how things should be?!
You're right, it isn't and in this talk Antony walks you through several anti-patterns evident in many teams that have worked for years with, what they were lead to understand, as User Stories. Learn how to distinguish between a user story and a demand for a feature or some functionality and see how you can begin to work more effectively in the art of user stories.
FIVE PRACTICAL OPERABILITY TECHNIQUES FOR TEAMS - Matthew Skelton
In this talk, we explore five practical, tried-and-tested, real world, team-focused techniques for improving operability with many kinds of software systems, including cloud, Serverless, on-premise, and IoT.
modern event-based logging
Run Book dialogue sheets
We use these as team collaboration techniques to improve software operability in the context of DevOps and SRE
More information about the event: https://www.meetup.com/squid_meetup/events/255083050/