Backlog Refinement

Determine addition information and prioritization for existing backlog items

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30 minutes




Product Owner, Team Members, Subject Matter Expert, Architect

This practice is part of: Product Ownership.

What is It?

  • Having a conversation to provide clarity surrounding the detail or conditions of satisfaction for work items in the backlog
  • Identifying priority for work items in the backlog
  • Sometimes called “Backlog Grooming”

Why use it?

  • Drive team shared understanding of work items in regards to:
    • Scope of work in the backlog
    • Conditions of satisfaction
    • Prioritization of what to do first
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