Backlog Refinement | Definition of Backlog Refinement by Scrum Dictionary

Backlog Refinement

[bak-lawg, -log ri-fahyn-muh nt]

Definition of Backlog Refinement

The process of extracting Stories from Epics and/or refining Stories to make them Ready. There could be Refinement Stories, Sessions, or both.


Remember that the goal of Backlog Refinement is that the Story becomes Ready – it winds up being less than a ‘10 minute’ conversation away from being agreed to in Sprint Planning.
Activities of Backlog Refinement fall into two basic categories: prioritizing the Items (moving them up the Backlog into the Back Burner), and preparing the Items in the Back Burner for Planning – making Stories Ready.

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Scrum Backlog Refinement

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"Backlog Refinement." AccessedDec 01, 2021.