Backlog Grooming for Agile Requirements


RefineM Training

Backlog Grooming for Agile Requirements

Course Details:

When: Multiple Dates
Where: Multiple Cities / Over the Web
Format: 1 day in-person / 1/2 day over the Web
Fee (1/2 day Web): $175 until 2 weeks before course start, $225 afterwards
Fee (In-Person): $295 until 2 weeks before course start, $400 afterwards

All on-site courses run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM local time.
All courses over the Web run from 11 AM TO 3 PM US Central time.
Earn: 1 PDU/Hour


Oct 23, Over the Web REGISTER
Nov 27, Over the Web REGISTER

Description: 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.

Course Objectives: 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 Should Attend: This course is ideal for project/program managers and business analysts who are looking for ways to strengthen business requirements gathering techniques and improve project delivery outcomes.

PDUs: 7 PDUs / SEUs (Strategic: 0, Leadership: 2, Technical: 5) for full-day class, 4 PDUs / SEUs (Strategic: 0, Leadership: 1, Technical: 3) for half-day class.

Course Delivery: This course will be delivered over one day In-Person and over one half-day Over the Web. All on-site courses run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM local time, and all courses over the Web run from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM US Central time.

Course Material: RefineM will prepare and provide the necessary training course material for all attendees.

About RefineM's Instructors:  RefineM's instructors are experienced and certified in project management and Agile and bring real-world experience to their instruction. Our instructors not only teach concepts, we also provide insights and hands-on experience. And we don’t waste time. Our training is focused and hard-hitting. We offer practical targeted training in just the key topics that will make the most impact.

Contact us about future dates or to arrange for this training to be delivered in your organization or city.