Backlog Refinement

The goal of Backlog Refinement is to be prepared for the upcoming sprints.


When a fault or unintended behavior is found in functionality that has already been accepted and released, it is registered as a bug on the Product Backlog, so it can be prioritized (and fixed).



The Product Owner (PO) meets the Team with their technical skills to define the best solution for the business case challenges. Best ideas arise in offsite meeting(s) in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere. Various techniques are used to explore possibilities and to discover business values and ways to mitigate risks.


Definition of Done

A shared understanding of expectations that the Increment must live up to in order to be releasable into production. Managed by the Development Team.

Definition of Ready

A shared understanding of expectations that the story is actionable


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An epic is a means to describe a larger user goal or business goal, that will be further developed in multiple user stories. Linking the user stories to the epic, gives insight in the context and progress of the epic. Epics are used to make a high level planning.



Milestones are used to track progress toward a specific goal or event.


Product Backlog

An ordered list of the work to be done in order to create, maintain and sustain a product. Managed by the Product Owner. Read more

Product Owner

The Product Owner plays a crucial role in the development of a great software product. He or she is responsilble for maintaining the Product Backlog.



Sprint ceremony about improving the process Read more


Scrum Team

A self-organizing team consisting of a Product Owner, Development Team and Scrum Master. Read more


Team meets 15 min about: What have you done, what are you going to do today, any blocking issues? The team reviews the progress towards the sprint goal.


User Story

A user story describes a functional goal from the perspective of an end-user. Who wants to do what with the product, and why? Read more



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