With more than twenty-six years of software engineering experience, Susan Brockley is passionate about quality assurance, testing, and requirements management. Susan spends most of her time consulting with teams about properly scoping work, completing requirements, and engaging the customer early in the development process. Although her credentials―software engineer, Certified Software Quality Analyst and Certified ScrumMaster―hang on the wall, Susan prefers to roll up her sleeves and coach teams on whatever they need for a successful software development and testing journey.
Continuous backlog grooming means systematically refining your user stories: breaking up larger stories, obtaining detailed requirements, writing the requirements in terms of acceptance criteria and acceptance tests, and sharing and refining these details with the team. Acceptance test-driven development can help.