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Scope of Sprint backlohg

Last post 07:50 pm April 25, 2017 by Benjamin D’Eusanio
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03:31 am April 16, 2016

Hi All,

I have gone through the scrum guide and other tests multiple times,but I couldn't get clear idea on below statements from scrum guide.

Development team collaborate with the product owner to negotiate the scope of sprint backlog within the sprint and development team can change sprint backlog through out the sprint??.

As per my understanding dev team can change the tasks/work in sprint backlog but guide says sprint backlog can be changed through out the sprint..can any one explain me this in detail.

Also what s the scope DEv team and PB negotiate?

Thank you

05:00 pm April 24, 2016


In fact, the Sprint Backlog is a list of tasks + a plan to deliver the done increment.

It is possible that the PO has new important need which improve the value proposition of the product.

In this case, the PO asks the Dev Team if they think that the could handle these new tasks.

This is a conversation, not orders, the Sprint backlog is an artifact that is solely up to the Dev Team, but the PO can influence the Dev Team.

Before adding the new tasks to the Sprint Backlog, the Scrum Team has to think about the sprint goal, do the new tasks endanger it? That's why we are talking about a Sprint backlog scope that is negotiable.

Have a nice day

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