Next AgileKC Meeting

The next meeting of AgileKC will take place on July 17, 3014  -- 6:30 PM at:

Centriq Training Center


8700 State Line Road
Suite 200
Leawood, KS 66206




Registration: This will be a sponsor supported event.  In order to help our sponsor plan accordingly and know how many guests to expect, please register for this meeting at Eventbrite



Meeting Topic:  

Using Personas for creating User Stories

Meeting Learning:

Personas provide Agile teams a tool for discovering and defining User Stories.  In this session we’ll conduct and exercise to refine some personas and derive User Stories from them.  The goal is to help provide attendees a better understanding of what personas are and how they might be useful in their day to day work. 

Meeting Description:

This will be a joint Agile KC and IIBA meeting.  In the past these events have been well attended so make sure you register if you’re planning on attending. 

As anyone that has worked with User Stories can tell you, writing and refining good User Stories is a skill that is developed over time.  Each project is unique and each team has different nuances that make them dynamic.  Complicating things even more is often the need to leverage a proxy for the voice of the business or customer.   One way of helping the team in these situations is the user of Persona’s.  

Join Martin Olson of Silicon Prairie Solutions on July 17 and we’ll discuss what a persona is, what makes a good persona and how teams can use them to define valuable features.


Speaker Bio:

Martin Olson is a Principal Agile|Lean coach with Silicon Prairie Solutions.  He helps organizations of all sizes at the team, program and portfolio level understand and leverage Agile|Lean practices so that they can provide value in a more efficient and predictable manner.  Silicon Prairie Solutions’ is a local company with clients throughout the US.  

Martin Olson is a founder of the Agile KC group and a founder of the Agilehood KC group ( 


Hope to see you there!

If your organization would like to sponsor a meeting, please contact Martin Olson and and let him know. The Agile KC group is made up of a variety of participants from through the meto-KC area. Our members range from developers to QA to consultants to executives.  By sponsoring a meeting, you will be able to direct your message to the group at large and participate in the collaboration that makes Agile KC so successful.


* 6:30 Networking

* 7:00-8:00 Presentation

* 8:00-8:30 Open forum.

What is Agile KC?

AgileKC is located in the Kansas City area and conducts meetings to  discuss ideas and best practices for agile software methodologies and techniques.

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represents a number of lightweight or agile software development methodologies and techniques including Extreme Programming, Scrum, Crystal, Lean Software Development ,Test Driven Development and others.


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