Artifacts are the tools of scrum that allow teams to manage their scrum process. They help team members communicate about the work they're doing, and provide a record of what the team has agreed to do and what they have accomplished. Anyone can point to the artifacts of a scrum team to show people what they're working on, what they've accomplished, and what they expect to be able to achieve.
There are a number of artifacts that help teams prepare and manage as part of the process of working in scrum. Getting familiar with the language of scrum means understanding what each of the artifacts is for, and how it's used. In this chapter, we'll go over a few of the most common scrum artifacts, such as:
product backlog ...