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Episode 113 - Getting On Top Of Your User Stories & Requirements (with Richard Awe, Founder @ Requstory)

Business Analysis
User Stories

Episode 113: Getting On Top Of Your User Stories & Requirements

Richard Awe, Founder @ Requstory

27 Feb 2022

27 Feb 2022 Richard Awe head shot

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About the Episode

An interview with Richard Awe. Richard is a Senior Business Analyst with the European Central Bank who got bored writing all those requirements documents & user stories, and decided to build a tool to help him do that at scale. He's now here with Requstory, a platform that aims to help people write user stories fast.

  • A day in the life of a business analyst at the European Central Bank, the sorts of projects he's working on, and whether banks can ever be truly agile
  • How he moved from training as a scientist and wannabe process engineer to business analyst because he loved being close to the users & engineers
  • What a business analyst actually does and how similar it is or isn't to being a product manager or product owner on an agile team
  • How working on a big project & having to write loads of user stories led him to build a no-code tool to help him do that quicker.. and how interest from friends & colleagues made him decide to make it ready for prime time
  • How he's managing the user feedback and trying to keep focused on delivering real value rather than any niche feature that comes up
  • Some of the characteristics of a good or bad user story and how the ultimate point is always to be something that starts off a discussion
  • When user stories might not work for you, the different types of stories you can use, what some of the alternatives might be & whether they're really just interchangeable

And much more!

Contact Richard

You can reach out to Richard on Twitter or check out Requstory.

Richard Awe and me before the recording