In an Agile environment, maintaining an ever-changing backlog of requirements can be intimidating, exhausting, and overwhelming.  Without sustainable activities to cultivate the backlog, the Agile team can struggle to deliver value to its customers.


In this session, we will:

  • Talk about changes that happen to the backlog and why those changes are important
  • Identify common stages in the maturity of backlog items
  • Discuss why “when” the team does various backlog preparation activities is very important
  • Walk through three steps you can use to define a backlog maturity model in your environment
    • Determine your goal state
    • Identify questions for your backlog items
    • Name and define maturity states
  • Propose techniques to make your stages of maturity visible

Come discover how to create an adaptable model to handle constant backlog change and provide valuable information at the right time for your team and stakeholders.

Location:  Tempur+Sealy, 1000 Tempur Way, Lexington, KY 40511

When:  Wednesday, October 15 (6:30 – 8:00pm)

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Speaker:  Mark Wavle, CBAP, PSM II

Mark Wavle is a Business Analyst (CBAP®), Scrum Master (PSM II), and a trainer with Cardinal Solutions Group who is passionate about enabling the development of quality, valuable solutions. He has 10 years of experience as a Business Analyst in the manufacturing, service, and healthcare industries. Five years ago, Mark joined an Agile project as a member of a Scrum team, later taking on Scrum Master activities. He has found the approach empowering and energizing, and is now consulting with other Scrum teams, coaching them through their transformation. Outside of work Mark loves making music, learning, and enjoying time with his wife and two young, energetic boys.