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Using Storycards to Communicate Requirements: The Menlo Way™

How do you create requirements that communicate across multi-functional teams—business stakeholders, developers, subject matter experts, project managers—each with its own vocabulary and goals? How do you manage time, budgets, and personnel with transparency? How do you scope projects and prioritize work? 

In this interactive workshop, we’ll show you how to do all this and more with the humble but surprisingly powerful storycard. You will learn how to write effective requirements on 5” X 8” index cards and how to use them to communicate with and unify teams across your organization throughout the life of a project. 

During this one-day hands-on workshop, you will discover how Menlo creates and uses storycards and why they are central to the success of all of our projects. You will see how a storycard gets used from the beginning of a project to its end, from the design phase through prioritization, assignment, tracking, implementation, and quality assurance. And you’ll get a chance to write storycards for a project and have them estimated by the technical implementation team—a great way to vet the usefulness of a card. 

You will come away knowing how to:

  • write a storycard that speaks to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • break down large areas of product functionality into bite-size chunks that teams can easily estimate and prioritize
  • turn storycards into story maps to visualize and prioritize an entire project at a glance
  • use storycards as visual management tools to scope projects and track work
  • let storycards become “placeholders for a conversation” rather than balloon into book-length, unreadable documents

We are currently scheduling private workshops, tailored to your organization's needs. A minimum of six attendees are requested. Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch to answer your questions and schedule your event!

Duration:  8 hours

Location:  Virtual or In-Person

Cost:  $800/person

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