Forums

By posting on our forums you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.

Please note that the first and last name from your Scrum.org member profile will be displayed next to any topic or comment you post on the forums. If you have left the first and last name fields blank on your member profile, your email address will be displayed instead.

All user-submitted content on our Forums may be subject to deletion if it is found to be in violation of our Terms of Use. Scrum.org does not endorse user-submitted content or the content of links to any third-party websites.

A change to the Sprint Backlog during the Sprint
Last Post 28 May 2014 08:59 PM by John Tyson. 4 Replies.
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Sort:
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages
Rafal Balcerski
New Member
New Member
Posts:3
Rafal Balcerski

--
27 May 2014 01:11 AM
    Hi there,

    There's a question in the open assessment which I don't understand:



    The Development Team should not be interrupted during the Sprint. The Sprint Goal should remain intact. These are conditions that foster creativity, quality and productivity. Based on this, which of the following is false?

    A) The Product Owner can help clarify or optimize the Sprint when asked by the Development Team.

    B) The Sprint Backlog and its contents are fully formulated in the Sprint Planning meeting and do not change during the Sprint.

    C) As a decomposition of the selected Product Backlog Items, the Sprint Backlog changes and may grow as the work emerges.

    D) The Development Team may work with the Product Owner to remove or add work if it finds it has more or less capacity than it expected.



    The correct answer for this question was the one I immediately dropped as surely not correct, and it is B.

    Really Sprint Backlog does not change during the Sprint?

    I can see in the Scrum Guide that the Development Team may negotiate with the Product Owner the scope of the Sprint Backlog within the Sprint.
    Ludwig Harsch
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Posts:272
    Ludwig  Harsch

    --
    27 May 2014 01:45 AM
    Read the question carefully, up to the last word before the question mark ;)
    Derek Davidson
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:9
    Derek Davidson

    --
    27 May 2014 12:42 PM
    As Ludwig says, the question asks you to identify which statement is *false*.

    The only one that is false is B, because there is every expectation that the Sprint Backlog will change during the Sprint.
    Rafal Balcerski
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:3
    Rafal Balcerski

    --
    28 May 2014 01:06 AM
    affff..... :)
    John Tyson
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:15
    John Tyson

    --
    28 May 2014 08:59 PM
    The Sprint Backlog and its contents are fully formulated in the Sprint Planning meeting


    It may be that the Sprint Backlog is fully formulated during the Sprint Planning Meeting, but as I've studied the material, there seems to be an emphasis that the Dev Team need not breakdown every story committed to in the Sprint during the Sprint Planning Meeting. Once there are enough stories broken down into tasks for a few days of work, the Dev Team get start working on those, while other stories are decomposed during the Sprint. You would want to breakdown as many as you can during the Sprint Planning Meeting.

    You are not authorized to post a reply.


    Feedback