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Whole Team Product Backlog Refinement

Date And Time
9:00am CDT - 5:00pm CDT (1 day)


Virtual delivery - requires teams to join a Zoom meeting from a computer with video turned on. 


Coaching and advising workshop with your real product backlog items. Refine how you refine with expert practitioners, coaches, advisors, and Professional Scrum Trainers - Chad Beier and Jeff Bubolz.

We’ve observed that product backlog refinement remains a mystery for many Scrum teams and we want to help you solve the mystery. This is NOT a “how to write better user stories” workshop. This is a coaching and advising session with us in which we help you improve how you refine your product backlog. It is practical, not conceptual.


Typical Day:

  • Introductions - to build some rapid rapport and trust.
  • Product Backlog Overview - help us understand your “why”.
  • Refinement Session 1
  • Debrief - questions, answers, insights.
  • Refinement Session 2
  • Debrief - questions, answers, insights.
  • Closing - suggestions on how to keep refinement healthy and improving.

Other Logistics

Short engagements like this require trust. If you feel your backlog contains sensitive information we are happy to sign confidentiality agreements to put you at ease.


Chad Beier

I work with all levels of the organization to optimize your business to respond to change. I am passionate about moving organizations and people closer to agility.

My first experience with "agile", Scrum specifically, was in 2005. I was part of a global transformation team responsible for software customizations driven by a global consolidation of accounting software. We ran into typical implementation challenges and organizational impediments.

Around 2012, my passion for lean, agile, and continuous improvement grew. I left my traditional business analyst and project manager roles behind and evolved into an internal change agent kickstarting an agile transformation. Now in an advising role as an external change agent across many organizations, I promote organizational agility and positive pressure for change.

Jeff Bubolz

I am a speaker, trainer, and agile coach. I have been a Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team member.  I have worked with enterprise companies to small start-ups. While working with many teams across many companies I have found that most problems are not technology problems, but are organizational structure, process, and people problems.  As a trainer I bring storytelling, a broad array of experience, and collaborative approach to teaching. 

I take a practical approach to teaching and coaching organizations how to respond to change and gain organizational agility.  I love teaching and using Scrum, but use many other tools in the agile toolbox when the situation calls for it.


Email training@wiagility.com

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