Refinement is an important element of Scrum. It’s the process where the product backlog items for future sprints are prepared. Experience learns that when development teams get up to steam, the refinement process becomes a new bottleneck. The development team will have an insufficient number of items that comply with the (DoR) and crucial information that is needed to order the backlog is missing. How do you avoid this from happening?
Together with Marcel Schaar I wrote an article for Bits&Chips magazine in which we explain how thinking ahead during refinement increases adaptively and the quality of the solution. You can read the article (sorry in Dutch only) in de article section on this blog