Large group Product Backlog Refinement in LeSS & LeSS Huge

This session is based on our current experience with Product Backlog Refinement with multiple teams in Requirement Areas (LeSS Huge).
In this workshop we'll do Multi-Team Refinement for a hardware & software product in a LeSS adoption of a (fictional) startup in a potential 10 billion / year market (autonomous delivery of goods). We slice and refine customer-centric items for teams working end-to-end, constantly improving and delivering the product to real customers throughout the Sprint.

Methods we want try out during the workshop:

  • Multi-Team Product Backlog Refinement
  • Cell-based splitting
  • Writing examples when using “Specification By Example”
  • Taking "a-bite"

It will cover some TRY & AVOID on:

  • Cross-Area PBR
  • Overall-, Multi-team- and (team-level) PBR
  • Using a 2-level Product Backlog Structure in LeSS Huge
  • Product Backlog Items for Learning
  • “Dependencies”, cross-team and cross-area (and slicing Areas)
  • Splitting big items and slicing customer-centric end-to-end features
  • Items vs. User Stories
  • Ready vs. Definition of Ready
  • And large-group facilitation and how to organize refinement with many teams, stakeholders & customer

Learning Objectives:

  • Practical tips how to do Multi-Team PBR
  • Methods to slice customer-centric items
  • Experiments to try and what to avoid in PBR in LeSS & LeSS Huge

Munich, Germany
Coaching Company: Valtech GmbH