Secret ingredients to quality software


Product Owner - Do you know how to build/update the backlog?

Last updated by Tiago Araújo [SSW] on 23 Apr 2021 12:10 am (about 2 months ago) See History

All good Scrum teams have a backlog. The backlog is built by taking a conversation and recording it as one or more Product Backlog Items (PBIs) (e.g. Azure DevOps) or Issues (e.g. GitHub)

We recommend using software such as GitHub Issues, Azure DevOps, or JIRA to store PBIs straight after or, better yet, during the conversation, rather than using emails that may never be entered into the backlog.

Figure: Get typing during a conversation to make the meeting tangible

The Product Owner is responsible for owning the Product Backlog. See the video on "Do you know how to be a good Product Owner?"

1. Emails

Bad Example - This is a poor way to add a PBI/Issue as you can’t order emails by the business priority

GitHub Issues (Recommended)

Figure: Good Example - Github Issues

3. Azure DevOps - E.g.

Figure: Good Example - Azure DevOps allows you to enter an item into the backlog, in any priority order

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