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IIBA Social Distancing Learning Session - Introduction to Epics, User Stories, and Story Decomposition - Tue April 14 7 pm

  • 14 Apr 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Online


  • IIBA Toronto Social Distancing Learning Session is free for IIBA Toronto members and subscription holders (and all others). Use this option to track your event attendance and PD/CDU credit hours.
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IIBA Toronto

Introduction to

Epics, User Stories

and Story Decomposition


Ryland Leyton

Event Sponsor

New Signature Consulting

Toronto - Washington - London - Atlanta

Come join us for an evening of social distancing

as you learn and review parts of the IIBA BABOK v3.0

This 1 1/2 hour session delivers

1.5 PD credit hours for IIBA Certification

1.5 CDU credit hours for IIBA Recertification

Investment is $0.00

Fees are waived for this session

Tuesday, April 14,  7 pm to 8:30 pm

- Online - 

Please Note

This presentation replaces the Introduction to Business Analysis 7.1 presentation originally scheduled for this date and time. That event will be rescheduled shortly to accommodate this opportunity for you.


Writing useful and valuable user stories successfully is a core skill for business analysis practitioners in Agile environments.

  • To do this you need to know the difference between an Epic and a Story, and how to get from one-to-the-other, which is called “Story Decomposition”.
  • In this introductory session we will discuss the why, the what, and some of the how, of these topics.
  • This will include defining what they are, examples of good/best practice, as well as common and hidden pitfalls to avoid!


Ryland Leyton

New Signature Consulting


Setting The Context – Agile Process

What is a User Story?

What is an Epic?

How are these used?

What is the connection between them?

User Story Definition & Example

Good practices

Things to avoid

Epic Definition & Example

Good practices

Things to avoid


Why? What’s the point?

Good strategies (from many sources)

Good/best practices

Possible Topic: Use In Both Agile And Waterfall

Resources and Reading

Q & A


Ryland Leyton


Ryland is a business analyst, author, speaker, educator, Agile coach, and technology translator. He has worked in the technology sector since 1998, starting off with database and web programming, gradually moving through project management and finding his passion in the business analysis field.

Ryland is passionate about strong analysis practice and prefers Agile environments where possible. He has built both Agile and waterfall SDLC processes for development teams, customizing each one to the challenges facing that particular client group.

He is a Senior Business Analyst at New Signature Consulting.

Event Sponsor

New Signature Consulting

Toronto - London - Washington - Atlanta

Empowering Any Workforce, Anywhere

Ryland's Publications

Ryland is part of the core team that wrote the Second Edition of the Agile Extension to the BABOK, and the Agile Analysis Certification exam. 

Ryland is the author of

The Agile BA: Moving from Waterfall to Agile

It’s About Your Career: Skills for a Lifetime of Loving your Work!

Click on either image for more information on each book.

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