Developing Software on a Beer Mat

I just learned that our workshop "Developing software on a Beer Mat" at the annual tekom conference in Wiesbaden is already fully booked. The tekom organizers made another time slot available, so that more people can participate. What is going on? I have had the most horrible nightmares seeing myself on a big stage watch the only three people in the audience fall asleep. Or worse: leave.

Maybe most of the people who registered just read the word “beer”?

Well, it’s not about beer. It’s about user stories. About agile software development. About Scrum. And how software developers and technical writers can benefit from it. Because Scrum does not use lengthy functional specifications anymore. In Scrum we write our requirements as short user stories that could easily fit on a beer mat. But not only are these user stories brief. They are independent and self-contained. Perfectly fitted for a user manual. Don’t believe it?  Read Developing Software on a Beer Mat. User Stories for Documentation and Development.

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