Problem vs. Solution Space
In this workshop, we will practice, recognize and reflect upon our biases as IT people. We will also discover how powerful it can be to focus completely on a problem, instead of on how to solve the problem
A problem in Product Backlog Refinement is that we IT people have been living in solution space for so long that we have big trouble staying in the problem space during product backlog refinement.
This can be recognized when:
- Technical discussions starts to happen in Product Backlog Refinement
- Participants dive into many details of a single item and have trouble finishing discussion, always searching for more unanswered questions.
- When non-technical stakeholders, users start to get bored and stop coming to Product Backlog Refinement
In this workshop you will have the chance to experience how a "usual" Product Backlog Refinement goes and what you can do as a coach to challenge the teams and PO to focus on the problem and not on the solution.