Have you tidied your personal life with Marie Kondo and are wondering how to achieve the same effect at work? Are your most valuable product backlog items lost under a
Have you tidied your personal life with Marie Kondo and are wondering how to achieve the same effect at work? Are your most valuable product backlog items lost under a mountain of old stories? Join us to learn how to make your product better through the life changing magic of tidying your backlog. We’ll start by exploring the costs of a large, cluttered product backlog and share a short quiz you can use to gauge the current state of your own backlog. Next, we’ll cover how we’ve adapted the KonMari method and introduce five easy steps you can take to get started in your tidying process. We’ll share real-life examples along the way, calling out potential pitfalls to avoid (don’t become a storage expert!), and illustrating how story mapping may be the magical backlog equivalent to Kondo’s “vertical folding” technique. By the end of the session, you’ll know the specific next steps to take so that you too can realize the many benefits of a tidied-up product backlog: improved visibility, increased self-organization, and easier decision-making.
6:00 – 6:30 Virtual mingle, connect to Zoom
6:30 – 8:00 Opening | Presentation & Discussion
About our Presenters:
Julie Wyman is an Agile Coach with Excella. She is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and IC-Agile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) with over eight years of experience in areas including Agile software delivery, traditional project management, and client training. Julie has coached multiple globally distributed teams to deliver, while leveraging Scrum, Kanban, and other Agile frameworks, to drive continuous improvement. She has coached development and business teams in commercial, federal, and non-profit environments, at places such as Thomson Reuters, Caterpillar, Appian, DHS, and DOJ.
Bouncing from the mountains of Southwestern Virginia to icy Minnesota then finally to swampy DC, Jennifer Forrest now serves as one or more of the following depending on the day: Scrum Master, Business Analyst, Jira nerd, and PM for Excella.
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