Backlog Refinement, Sprint - not formal events for inspection and adaptation
Hello Fellow Scrummers,
I would love to hear your thoughts on the followings questions:
1. Why 'Backlog Refinement' is not listed as a 'formal event for inspection and adaptation' in the Scrum Guide?
2. Why 'Sprint' is not listed as a 'formal event for inspection and adaptation' in the Scrum Guide?
As I understand:
1. The primary purpose of the Backlog Refinement is to inspect the items on the Product Backlog and adapt it by refining the PBIs into smaller, clearer items.
2. During a Sprint continuous inspection and adaptation happens as the team works on the Sprint Backlog Items.
Backlog refinement isn't an event, it is an ongoing activity within each Sprint.
Scrum keeps formalities to a minimum, and most of the collaboration that occurs during a Sprint is expected to be informal. Planning, reviews, retrospectives, and the 15 minute Daily Scrum are the only prescribed formal events. Formality can therefore be seen to be a matter of exception.