The difference between coarse-grained and fine-grained requirements
How to start grooming backlogs on their projects right away
some understanding of Agile
Have you or your Agile teams had trouble refining requirements on an Agile project? Are your teams struggling with user stories and tasks that are too large for them to handle well? If so, you and your teams need more guidance to implement backlog / user story grooming.
Backlog grooming is a step-by-step process of taking high-level (“coarse-grained”) requirements and refining them to lower-level user stories and tasks (“fine-grained”) that are ready to put into a sprint. Backlog grooming is typically a product owner role that requires skill in prioritizing requirements and breaking down requirements with the help of the customer and development team.
In this course, attendees will learn how to work the process to achieve fine-grained requirements that are ready just in time. The key to success is leveraging tools and techniques as well as the expertise of your team to refine requirements iteratively.
After completing the course, attendees will be able to
Explain how backlog grooming works.
Understand the difference between coarse-grained and fine-grained requirements.
Start grooming backlogs on their projects right away.
Who this course is for:
project and program managers and business analysts who are looking for ways to strengthen business requirements gathering techniques and improve project delivery outcomes
4 sections • 13 lectures • 1h 43m total length
Scrum + XP + LEAN
Requirements: Agile vs. Waterfall
Forms of Business Requirements
What is a Backlog?
What is Backlog Grooming?
Backlog Grooming Process: Steps 1 - 4
Backlog Grooming Process: User Story Breakdown Exercise
I'm CEO of RefineM, a project management coaching and consulting firm. I have more than 20 years of experience in project management and Agile methodologies (including Scrum, Lean, XP, Kanban) and have taught over 10 courses on topics in these areas. I teach, on average, 300 hours of content per year and strive to bring in real-world examples from my consulting experience.