An interesting discussion that frequently crops up when introducing Scrum to certain organizations and individuals is the argument that they don’t have time for backlog grooming because they have “work” to do. I get this argument a lot during coaching engagements when I tell team members they need to spend five percent of their time grooming the backlog.
In my public and private Agile and Scrum workshops (click here for a schedule of courses), participants create a parking lot of Agile and Scrum questions. I’m going to make answering those questions a regular feature of this blog. Check back each week to see what questions people are asking. This particular set of questions comes to us from attendees in Dallas, TX.