Agile Business Requirements

One of the beneficial consequences of the rise of agile development is the emergence of powerful requirements gathering techniques, such as user stories and story maps. User stories are agile specifications expressed in the language of the end-user. Story maps visualize the end-to-end workflow of the user by grouping and visualizing the relationship between user stories. Story maps capitalize on people’s strong visual processing capabilities to create a shared visual understanding. This shared visual understanding has been shown to drastically improve the collaboration between stakeholders and the success rate of getting the requirements right.

The participants will learn how to create a story map in intense collaboration with users, how to detail user stories and story maps, how to deal with non-functional requirements, and how agile requirements fit in the traditional as well as the agile project life cycle. While the focus of the workshop is on agile requirements, the scope of the workshop is not limited to agile projects. Participants will discover how agile requirements gathering techniques can significantly enhance the success of traditional projects as well.

Upcoming training dates

On December 16th the training session is hosted by our partner Okaloa. You apply via the Okaloa website.

  • Date: December 16th
  • Language: English (Dutch)
  • City: Antwerp
  • Trainer: Patrick Steyaert and Arno Korpershoek
  • Tarif: 575 euro (early bird, until Nov 18th)
  •          675 euro

Course Content

The content of this course covers the following topics, presented in the form of non-technical exercises organized in small groups, games, classroom teaching and discussion:

  • Why agile requirements             

  • User stories

  • Story mapping

  • Detailing your stories: Story splitting and acceptance criteria

  • User stories and story maps in the traditional life cycle

    • Story maps and business process definition

    • User stories and use cases

  • User stories and story maps in the agile project life-cycle

    • The agile life-cycle

    • Analyzing for risk and value

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • To gather requirements the agile way (just-in-time)
  • To collaborate with agile teams around agile requirements
  • The power of stories to create a shared understanding
  • The power of story maps to create a shared visual understanding
  • How to deal with non-functional requirements the agile way
  • How to fit agile requirements in a traditional life-cycle


  • Business analysts and requirements engineers that want to broaden their toolbox with agile requirements practices

  • Business analysts and requirements engineers that need to adapt their way of working to provide requirements to agile teams

  • Product owners of agile teams

  • Project managers that want to gain an insight in the requirements gathering process for agile teams.

    Linked event: Breakfast lean coffee: new trends in agile.

    Each training session is preceded by a free  Breakfast lean coffee: new trends in agile, which starts at 7:30 and ends at 9:30. The Agile Business Requirements starts at 10:00 and ends at 18:00. 

    This enables you to participate in this lean coffee. You can subscribe for either Breakfast lean coffee session by sending an email.


    One Day


    None to attend the training.
    The pace of the course is high, so some familiarity with Agile ways of working is recommended.

    Do you have questions?
    Simon Porro

    Director wibas Nederland

    +31 40 248 98 22

    [protected email]

    [protected email]

    Do you have questions?
    Simon Porro

    Director wibas Nederland

    +31 40 248 98 22

    [protected email]

    [protected email]