If you missed any of the posts this week or want to read them again, here is a quick summary.
Monday: How old is your backlog?
I coached a #team that had more than 50% of their stories created more than a year ago. Stories, not Epics.
If stories have been in your backlog for that long, were they ever a priority?
Tuesday: How detailed is your backlog?
The fallacy is that if we have everything refined and ready to work, then we can do long term estimation. I say fallacy because it is impossible to predict the future.
Wednesday: Clean Backlog Policy
Why don’t we also have a clean #backlog policy?
All items have priority. No lingering items. Proper item identification. Hierarchy of items
Thursday: Backlog Prioritization
An American friend of mine told me this quote when we talked about prioritization, and it resonated with me. Think about it.
“You cannot eat a whole pie. You can only do one slice at a time.”
Friday: Who owns your backlog?
If you do Scrum, the answer should be obvious. Product Owner. But what if you don’t o Scrum?
Saturday: Saturday Reflection
Another full week is coming to an end, hope it has been as much fun for you as it has been for me.