So this question comes up a lot for some reason. During the Scrum of Scrums today had a interesting debate about what it means when a story is in “refined” status (or groomed for some of us that still use that term). Everyone seemed to have a different thought. They were not very closely aligned to each others definition. I would love to get others insight as to what it means to them and or there teams.
Here are some discussions I have had with other Coalition members …
@MattMorgis said : Our team has weekly grooming’s and then bi-weekly Sprint Plannings. When a story is in the “grooming” state, it’s getting the “As a user…”, acceptance criteria and story points to get promoted to the backlog.
During Sprint Planning is when we add the subtasks/hour estimates.
Looking forward to reading other responses.