These mistakes make it overwhelming for Product Owners, frustrating for teams, and ultimately ineffective for everyone involved. But once you fix them, every day involves a little more refinement, just enough, just in time. No more huge backlogs, no more churn and rework, no stress leading up to sprint planning, no three hour refinement meetings no one really enjoys. Just calm daily progress.
Backlog refinement is critical for any agile team—if your backlog isn’t in good shape, everything downstream falls apart. But there’s a common set of mistakes almost everyone makes when it comes to backlog refinement, mistakes that make it overwhelming for Product Owners, frustrating for teams, and ultimately ineffective for everyone involved.
In this rebroadcast of the July 2023 Humanizing Work Community Meetup session, Richard looks at those top 5 backlog refinement mistakes and how to fix each one.
We host these free community meetups on the third Thursday of every month. Sign up for future community sessions at https://www.meetup.com/humanizingwork/