Learn simple activities you can use to keep your scrum backlog up to date and ready for sprint commitment.
- One of the PO's critical responsibilities…is to keep the product backlog up-to-date,…so there are solid stories for the team to use…during sprint planning.…While the PO is organizing the backlog every day,…as they watch stories progress, and meet with stakeholders,…there's one more ceremony that many teams…have found valuable.…And that's backlog grooming.…I've seen this process broken into two meetings.…One called sprint preplanning,…and the other called backlog grooming.…
The reason some teams decide to break it…into two shorter meetings, is that, for preplanning,…you'd want the whole team present to hear…the upcoming stories, and identify any AC gaps…that the PO needs to fill, before sprint planning.…The backlog grooming meeting, however,…is really intended for a subset of the team.…The PO, scrum master, subject matter expert,…and technical expert.…To write new stories, remove stories, or groom them…by rewording, or reprioritizing.…
Their job is to make sure the backlog accurately…reflects the vision.…Generally, I've left this meeting as a single,…
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