Agile Scrum backlog grooming and management

The Product Backlog Board

May 10, 2011 0

This post presents a structured and hierarchical product backlog board that considers non-functional requirements and display high priority items that are ready to code.

Writing the Product Backlog Just in Time and Just Enough

May 5, 2010 0

Some people want to take the stance that no work should be done in advance of the sprint. That is clearly untenable. To see why, let’s take that view to its extreme: If we did nothing in advance to understand what we’re building, we’d show up at the planning meeting and say, “Hey, what should we build this sprint? We were working on an eCommerce site yesterday, but I think maybe we should switch to writing a word processor…” The team would literally have nothing written down—no product backlog / user stories / prioritized feature list at all.

Managing the Pipeline

January 24, 2010 0

The article “Managing the Pipeline” by Mary Poppendieck discuss the project planning and usage of resources. Exhorting workers to estimate more carefully and project mangers to be more diligent in meeting deadlines is not going to remove variation from projects. We need to change the rules of the game!

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