What is the impact of assigning a user story to the current sprint before it is refined and “ready”?
- Refining the story has no impact on the sprint; it only impacts initial planning (such as Inception, Sprint Zero, or scoping)
- The team is not allowed to include and count the story points in the velocity burndown for the sprint
- The team won’t agree or have a common understanding, and the story point estimates will be unreliable
- If all user stories aren’t in a ready status, then deadlines will be missed
You Answered: D
Correct Answer: C
Refinement transforms a story from its initial “raw” state into one that is “ready” to be delivered in a sprint. During this process we do get a better understanding of the effort that will be involved, which might help us avoid missing deadlines. However, the most important benefit of refinement is gaining a common understanding of what is needed to successfully deliver a user story and meet our stakeholders’ needs.