agile42

Backlog Refinement in MBA Podcast

Richard Dolman talks backlog refinement on episode 107 of MBA Podcast

On
23 January 2017
In

Coach Richard Dolman has recently been a guest on the Mastering Business Analysis Podcast by Dave Saboe. In episode MBA107: Backlog Refinement – From Misunderstanding to Collaborative Discovery, Richard helps us take backlog refinement from an underutilized meeting that doesn’t get the respect it deserves to a powerful forum for collaborative discovery, as he wrote previously on this blog.

MBA Podcast episode 107

Backlog refinement is the act of the team reviewing the items in the backlog and discussing the detail to get clarity as to priorities and plan their work.  It’s an opportunity for the team to come together and collaboratively discover what they’re being asked to do.

Refinement includes elaborating on the backlog items for further clarity, decomposing large items into smaller pieces, doing lightweight functional design, elaborating on acceptance criteria, and even some sizing.  The goal is to have near term, high priority backlog items that are small enough and understood by the team to begin working on in the next iteration.

You can listen to the full podcast episode and read the show notes at MBA.

Subscribe to new blog posts

Did you find this article valuable? To be promptly noticed of new blog posts by agile42 you can subscribe to our notification system via email.

Discussion No comments yet. Be first to comment!

No comments yet.

(required)

(required)


(required)


(required)
Refresh captcha

 

Latest entries

Lasse Ziegler interviewed in Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti

Interview appeared on the leading Finnish economy newspaper

 

Scrum Gathering San Diego

Meet with agile42 coaches at the Global SCRUM GATHERING® San Diego on 10-12 April, 2017

 

New coaching technique: Full-Violence Communication

We feel Nonviolent Communication (NVC) doesn't necessarily give the desired results fast enough and we created ...

 

Meet the Coach: Niels Verdonk

A discussion with agile42 coach and manager of agile42 Netherlands Niels Verdonk

 

Scrumtisch April 2017

Scrumtisch Berlin April 2017