Multi-team Backlog Refinement


During execution, team leads will collaborate to reassess priorities based on overall progress and newly discovered work items.


Evaluate new requests and/or unplanned work to redefine overall priority of work items.


During program execution, typically once every 2 weeks, representatives from each project team hold a meeting to review requests and unplanned work introduced to the initiative. The level of complexity, effort, and uncertainty for each request is discussed in detail. A priority level is assigned for each new request; if the request is urgent, current work in progress may be deprioritized to allow team members to dedicate time to the new request.

  • Identify new requests and/or requirements received since the previous planning session
  • Clarify priority and urgency of new requests
  • Evaluate impact to current project teams; communicate any changes to current planned work