So much productivity and value are lost when there isn’t clarity, focus or shared understanding. Let’s learn how to increase visibility within your team and across your organization.
All work in Scrum resides in one of two backlogs.
The product owner is responsible for keeping the product backlog ordered by priority. This backlog is not a secret and is visible to the whole team and organization. The backlog is the one source of truth regarding what’s prioritized.
Transparency matters because it highly correlates with clarity and understanding.
Teams, stakeholders and leaders can see how future work is prioritized. They can come to the product owner if they have questions or concerns.
The sprint backlog includes everything the team selected during sprint planning to focus on during the sprint. So if it’s not in the sprint backlog, it’s not what we’re doing this week.
There is a two-sided commitment with the sprint backlog.
There isn’t ambiguity about what the team should focus on this week. This clear prioritization gives the team a protected space to complete the critical work.
Did you know Scrum applies to more than just developing code?
When you understand the essentials of Scrum and the nuance of how to apply it, you can use it to level up aspects of everyday life.