Machine learning made easy, surviving the robot apocalypse and improving your user stories. Plus, learn how you can get a job at Boost

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Boost. The power of positive impact

5 November 2019

Learning on the job

Get a simple guide to machine learning, learn how to build the skills you need to stop the machines taking your job and find out about getting a job at Boost. Plus, learn how to create better user stories, Sprint after Sprint.

A Scrum team working together on user stories. Click to get your user story examples.

Learning how to create better user stories

There’s an art to writing user stories that deliver value early and often. So it’s not surprising that people are looking for examples that show what works and what doesn’t.

We’ve certainly had a great response to the examples we put together: over 500 downloads in three months and some lovely feedback too.

Some of the best examples I have ever read. — Jakub Cígl

Thanks for the great content! I really like the way there's an INVEST checklist and you explain why various user stories pass / fail. — Deirdre O'Regan

So if you want to know what makes a good user story, and get examples of the good, the bad and the ugly, check out our guide to better user stories.

Better user stories by example

First panel of the Learning Machine Learning comic from Google AI. Click to view the comic online.

Machine learning made easy

The peeps at Google AI have put together a comic strip explaining what machine learning is, how it fits with Artificial Intelligence, and how it actually works. 

It’s a nice example of the way you can promote a service by promoting greater understanding of the subject. They manage to demystify machine learning without dumbing it down or hyping it up.

Learning Machine Learning: An online comic from Google AI  →

Part of the Guthrie-Jensen skills for 2020 infographic. Click to  learn more.

Agile training to survive the robot apocalypse

The machines haven’t take all our jobs just yet. In fact, as this infographic from Guthrie-Jensen shows, the skills that Agile builds are exactly those needed to survive the robot apocalypse:

  1. Complex problem solving
  2. Critical thinking
  3. Creativity
  4. People management
  5. Coordinating with others
  6. Emotional intelligence
  7. Judgement and decision-making
  8. Service orientation
  9. Negotiation
  10. Cognitive flexibility

Our Agile Professional Foundation will help you build an Agile mindset that exercises these skills every day.

The two-day ICAgile-certified course is interactive and entertaining and sets you up to make a bigger impact in your day-to-day work. And keep the robots at bay.

Learn more or book now

Boosters working together on the coach. Click to check out our careers page.

Want to work at Boost?

We’re always on the lookout for like-minded people looking to make the world a better place. Even when we don’t have a vacancy, we love hearing from developers, designers and Agile Coaches who are keen to join the team.

So if you’d like us to keep you in mind when a vacancy comes up, head to our careers page and flick us your deets.

Careers at Boost  →

Our next Agile Professional Foundation runs on 24–25 February
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