An interview with Richard Awe. Richard is a Senior Business Analyst with the European Central Bank who got bored writing all those requirements documents & user stories, and decided to build a tool to help him do that at scale. He's now here with Requstory, a platform that aims to help people write user stories fast.
- A day in the life of a business analyst at the European Central Bank, the sorts of projects he's working on, and whether banks can ever be truly agile
- How he moved from training as a scientist and wannabe process engineer to business analyst because he loved being close to the users & engineers
- What a business analyst actually does and how similar it is or isn't to being a product manager or product owner on an agile team
- How working on a big project & having to write loads of user stories led him to build a no-code tool to help him do that quicker.. and how interest from friends & colleagues made him decide to make it ready for primetime
- How he's managing the user feedback and trying to keep focused on delivering real value rather than any niche feature that comes up
- Some of the characteristics of a good or bad user story and how the ultimate point is always to be something that starts off a discussion
- When user stories might not work for you, the different types of stories you can use, what some of the alternatives might be & whether they're really just interchangeable
And much more!
You can reach out to Richard on Twitter or check out Requstory.