Chapter 8

Seeding the Backlog—Discovering and Grading Features

Previous chapters were concerned with developing a vision for a product or change initiative. This chapter explains how to identify and analyze the initial set of features to support that vision and plant the first seeds in the product backlog. Figure 8.1 highlights the activities, events, and artifacts included in this chapter.


Figure 8.1 Chapter 8 on the map

The chapter begins with the discovery of the product’s high-level use cases using circumstance-based market segmentation. For example, the high-level use cases for a social network include “Stay in touch with my friends” ...

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