Product backlog is an Artifact of Scrum Framework, it is a list of things that needs to be done in a project and is expressed in a form of User Stories.
User Story format:
“As a <specific user>, I want to <goal>, so that <reason>”.
When it comes to Scrum product backlog you don’t need a lot to start the first Sprint, you only need a few and more will be added along the way.
Characteristics of a Product Backlog:
- It is never complete
- Only few items required initially
- Evolves as the product evolves
- It changes constantly
- Ordered to highest priority and what gives most value to customers
- Only entries that yields value to the customers
- All entries are estimated in the form of story points
- No low-level tasks
- It requires constant attention and care
What are Scrum Artifacts?
Scrum Artifacts are by-products generated during the software development, a good example for this when it comes to Scrum Framework are: Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Product Increment, Burn-Down Chart.
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