Chapter 5. The Product Backlog

The Product Backlog is an ordered list of everything that might be required of the software product. It is the single source listing all requirements for any changes to be made to the product. It includes features to be added, changes to be made, and bugs to be fixed. Each item in the Product Backlog is called a Product Backlog item (PBI). PBIs can range from extremely important and urgent to trivial.

While the Product Owner is responsible for the Product Backlog, he or she may have others create and update its items. However, it is the Product Owner’s responsibility to ensure that the items in the Product Backlog are clearly defined, understood by the Development Team, assigned a business value, and ordered (prioritized) ...

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