An Advent Calendar is a special calendar that counts the days to remind us that Christmas is approaching. This year we are counting down by sharing Practices for that might benefit you as Agile coach, Scrum master or Agile practitioner. Today’s tip is:
Tip 14: Aim for a stock of refined items of 2 sprints ahead.
Priorities tend to change. Often items drop out just before sprint planning or they rise in priority. When you have more items ready that actually fit the sprint, these last-minute changes do not affect the sprint planning that much. Additionally, when you start early with refining backlog items, you’ll have time to discuss the best solution with your team members, get the chance to have a dialogue with experts outside the team or to give it a second thought. Having a stock of ready items that hold more than you’ll do in the coming sprint leads therefore to more flexibility, better solutions and better predictability.

Who is this Squerister?

Derk-Jan de Grood

Derk-Jan de Grood works as an Agile transition coach for Squerist. As a consultant, he helps organizations with their Agile transformation and embedding quality. He’s an experienced trainer and he wrote several successful books. He published “Agile in the real world – Starting with Scrum”. On his blog (https://djdegrood.wordpress.com), he shares his knowledge and experience for everyone to benefit.

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Wie is deze Squerister?

Derk-Jan de Grood

Derk-Jan heeft in zijn carrière uiteenlopende opdrachten uitgevoerd en organisaties geholpen op het gebied van Agile. Bij zijn werk stimuleert en faciliteert hij medewerkers en opdrachtgevers om ons vakgebied zo goed mogelijk toe te passen.

Met zijn oog voor zowel de techniek als de mens brengt Derk-Jan organisaties verder.

Naast zijn werk bij onze opdrachtgevers is Derk-Jan regelmatig namens Squerist te vinden als spreker op nationale & internationale conferenties, heeft hij een eigen blog en heeft hij diverse boeken en artikelen gepubliceerd.

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