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IMHO, short answer for this: Yes, there is no harm to have placeholders for future stories (& it's a good tool to not forget works in future sprints) Longer answer, the placeholders should be refined before Sprint planning as Nvogel mentioned. If it's not the case, & PO is not there or cannot answer immediately in the planning meeting (which I saw ...


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nvoigt stated the problem very well. I would just add that each sprint is supposed to work on the highest priority items on the backlog at that time, so the fact that one of these things is somewhat unknown suggests there hasn't been enough focus on what is most important. Many Scrum teams will frequently "refine" the backlog by adding new stories, ...


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Your Product Owner should be available during planning to answer any questions that appear concerning the stories. If question could not be resolved, because the Product Owner was not there or could not sufficiently answer the question, then the story is not ready and should not be in the sprint. A placeholder is not a good idea. Sprint planning is making a ...


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