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Getting User Stories Right by Thomas Immich

14 novembre 2019

BEAUBOURG 19h - 22h
Getting User Stories Right by Thomas Immich

How to bridge the gap between what users need and products serve by Thomas Immich, co-founder and director of Centigrade.

User stories are well-accepted organizational units among agile software engineers. However, most user stories are nothing more than disguised tasks or feature requests. This may suit the purpose of breaking down complexity or tracking progress “in some kind of way”, however, it painfully misses the user story’s actual roots: keeping user needs in mind before, during and after implementation.

The talk will explain why user stories should not be written solely by Product Owners or engineers and outline how UX designers and UX researchers can initiate more sustainable user stories that make it into the sprint even when being initiated very early in the process.

Thomas will present the “user booklet method” as an agile organizational model to collect work results and artifacts in a vertical rather than horizontal manner. He will show the benefits of the method by demonstrating an inspiring sample case by using a novel user requirements tool called “LeanScope Educational”.

Participants will learn a lot about user requirements engineering and user needs analysis to take away a multitude of insights on how to effectively combine UX with agile.


Doors open at 7:00pm
Talk starts at 7:20pm
Drinks and networking
from 8:30pm to 10:00pm

This event is organized jointly by UX Paris / IxDA and Le Laptop with the support of Publicis Sapient.
⚠️ Conference given entirely in English

About the Speaker

Thomas Immich is a co-founder and director of Centigrade and responsible for the company’s UX Services division. Thomas Immich has his roots in the gaming industry and finished his studies with an award-winning thesis on user interface prototyping. Since then Thomas Immich concentrates on user-centered design methods with respect to their technical feasibility and tool support. During this time, he worked as a Senior UX Advisor in numerous client projects, consulting agile development teams in the optimization of user experience processes. He is also a speaker at relevant conferences such as the German UPA and has received several awards, including the “iF communication design award 2010” as well as the “Best Session Award Usability Professionals 2009”.

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