Unlock the full potential your refinement sessions
Good refinement makes development more predictable, leads to better solutions, and enables the Product Owner to set the right priorities. Still, many teams fail to unlock the full potential of refinement. Not only is the time spent on refinement often limited, but many of the refinement meetings I join are also inefficient. I meet teams that spent half the meeting watching the Product Owner entering the new backlog items in the workflow system. Although they poker the user stories afterwards, little time is left to discuss the best solution and risks that need to be avoided. I will focus on the following topics: Advantages of good refinement and what I see in daily practice. How we can boost the potential of Refinement by organizing it as a process rather than a meeting. Introduction of challenging questions that can be used to prepare your refinement. And last but not least, how you can involve the off-site team members of distributed teams. Join this session if you are an Agile Coach of SM and want to help your team(s) to get more out of refinement. If you are a PO and feel a need to boost quality and predictability, or if you are a member of a distributed team and want to involve your fellow team members.