Posts Tagged ‘User Story’

Continuous Backlog Refinement

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Create your initial backlog, then stay on top of it. Here’s the how and why of Continuous Backlog Refinement. In my previous article, I talked about compressed backlog refinement in which a backlog is taken from crude to well-groomed in a matter of days through a series of intensive refinement meetings with the whole team. […]

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Compressed Backlog Refinement

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Lots has been written about backlog refinement (what we in the US used to call grooming), and a lot of it is good. There is lots to say about this practice. However, I’ve not seen any treatment on whether you should do it differently for your initial backlog. Therefore, I’m setting out in this post […]

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What is a Qualified User Story?

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Regardless of the client I work with, the teams seem to initially struggle with understanding how big (or small) a User Story is, relative to Epics, Features, and Tasks. ┬áIt doesn’t help when they first ask how big user stories are and my first response is “it depends“. It’s not uncommon to find team members […]

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