My company has recently hired a new product manager to handle a medium sized project. The new manager is a self-described "Scrum Master" but hasn't initiated any Sprint planning or other kinds of Scum-isms which I'm familiar with. Instead there is a new meeting which is either called the "Weekly Backlog Review" or "Backlog Grooming" meeting interchangeably by the new manager.
The "Backlog Review" meets once a week with optional attendance. In the meeting the following is accomplished...
- Review all new Helpdesk & internal tickets
- Prioritize all new tickets
- (Sometimes) Directly assign tickets to developers
In my experience neither a Backlog Review nor Grooming meetings are meant for any of the above purposes. I can't identify what this meeting is supposed to be or accomplish. To me, the meeting feels like an embodiment of the new manager's coping mechanisms with an unfamiliar product (Being that he/she is completely unfamiliar with this kind of software).
Is there some actual kind of team-meeting in Scrum / Agile or just IT in general that does what I've described above?