Better User Stories

On-Demand Video

Discover and Deliver What Customers Really Want

The ultimate video course for writing better user stories.

Over 6,000 people use the Better User Stories course to transform their process for discovering and delivering what customers want. Mike Cohn shows you the best way to capture requirements, as well as how to  write, split, and add detail to stories so you can consistently ship value and delight stakeholders. 

Buy this course for $395

Group discounts for 10 or more


About This Course

If you don’t have a system for working with stories your backlog can feel chaotic. Stories become inconsistent and hard to split; teams spend more time arguing in planning meetings instead of delivering value. But with the right process you can write user stories easily and work with your team to deliver them on time.

Better User Stories provides a solid foundation about how to make user stories work in the real world. This is the only course about user stories that is designed by author of the popular User Stories Applied book, Mike Cohn. 

If you want to master user stories and coach others to do the same, this course is for you. 

With this course you can:

  • Understand user stories and feel confident coaching others 
  • Identify key personas and identify their needs
  • Run successful story-writing workshops and create consistent stories
  • Use story maps to reveal hidden requirements and inter-dependencies
  • Stop wasting time in planning meetings
  • Split any story so you can complete it in an iteration and deliver value

What's Included

  •   Instant access to all 9 modules
  •   60+ professionally recorded videos (English captions available)
  •   Workbooks, quizzes, and lesson transcripts and MP3 files
  •   Over 6 hours of content
  •   30 day money-back guarantee
  •   12 months of access to the Agile Mentors Community
  •   Membership in our Agile Professional Directory

Certificates and Credits


Exclusive certificate upon completion that you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

10 PDUs within the PMI.

10 SEUs towards your CSP designation within the Scrum Alliance.

What People Are Saying

The ‘definitive authority’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Mike Cohn and User Stories. As an agile trainer, I frequently refer my clients to Mike’s Better User Stories course as a cost-effective, high-value way to significantly improve their personnel’s user story writing skills. Take this course and learn from the best!
Ken Rubin, Agile trainer, coach, and author of the #1 bestseller: Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process
I think learning from someone who wrote the book on the topic is priceless... Great course. I will definitely be referencing it over and over again.
Aaron Corcoran
As a lifelong learner, and someone who has to reach many diverse audiences, it is important that I constantly add 'new arrows to my quiver'. The tidbits and anecdotes are great 'mental thumbtacks' for recalling important elements on the path to success writing, using and managing work using User Stories.
Travis Reed
Mike is an amazing story teller with the unique ability of making esoteric topics such as user stories magically come to life.
Eugene Nikomba

Got a Question?


What payment methods do you accept?

You can register on our site and pay with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express card. For a group of 10 or more, contact Laura Cohn if you wish to be invoiced.

How do I pay for a course for someone else?

During the checkout process, use your own payment details, your name and your email address to make the purchase. On completion of the purchase, you can then assign the course to your chosen recipient.

Are your courses only for software developers?

Not necessarily. Each course has attendees from a variety of backgrounds, including from non-software fields. Mike’s passion is product development of all sorts, so many examples are software related, but no software development experience is required.

On-Demand Video

How is the course delivered?

Video courses are delivered through streaming videos plus course materials. Once you join you will receive an email with full login and registration instructions. You will be automatically enrolled in the course and able to access the course immediately.

Can I share the videos with my team or my group?

Each license is for one person. You cannot share the videos, audio files, worksheets, or transcripts with others. You can, of course, share what you’ve learned with others.

What if the course isn’t right for me?

If you’re not happy, we’re not happy. We want you to feel confident about enrolling in our on-demand courses, so we offer a full, 30-day money-back guarantee. Just email us within the first 30 days, and we’ll give you a full refund.

How long will I have access?

You have lifetime access. There are no recurring or subscription fees.

What browsers are supported? Can I watch on my phone or tablet?

We support browsers that support HTML 5 such as current versions of Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Firefox. The course also works great on modern iOS and Android devices.

Can we watch as a group?

Yes, in fact we encourage you to do so. However, the course is licensed individually so each person watching needs to own a license. Think of it like a movie theater: If four of you go to a movie together, you each buy a ticket. If you do intend to watch as a group, you may want to take advantage of our group pricing.

Do I get a certificate?

Upon completion of the course you get a certificate of completion and digital badge that can be displayed on social networks, etc...

Does the video course have captions?

Yes, it includes English-language captions.

Better User Stories

Is the course different from Mike’s User Stories Applied book?

Yes, very much so. Mike's User Stories Applied was published in 2004. While it was Mike's best thinking on user stories at the time, we've all learned a lot about how to best work with user stories since then. This course includes all of the latest thinking from Mike and other agile experts on user stories.