Marcin Tatarski

Agile practitioner & Lean thinker, involved in the enterprise IT world for more than 15 years. Through this time I gained professional experience both in Software Houses and in product companies. I had an opportunity to work as a Developer, Project Manager, Scrum Master and currently I am supporting Scrum Teams and organizations as the Engineering Manager.

Using the advantages of Scrum, Kanban, XP or Lean, I always try to improve the product, find the right goals, reduce waste and support people and the organization in continuous learning.

Efficient Product Backlog refinement in practice

A well-executed and regular Product Backlog refinement increases the effectiveness of the Sprint Planning and influences the value of the product. At the same time, it requires the involvement of the entire Scrum Team and awareness of the purpose of this process.

Using the Merge-Diverge-Merge concept, I will share an example and inspiration on how to follow the rhythm of the regular Product Backlog refinement and perform it efficiently in practice.

In more details, I am going to share:
1) How to apply the Golden Circle concept to refinement (Why/How/What)?
2) What are common mistakes during the process of refinement?
3) How to apply the concept of Merge-Diverge-Merge step-by-step for an efficient Product Backlog refinement?