Most of the projects today follow Agile methodology, and Scrum in particular. One of the four agile values say ‘Working software over comprehensive documentation’ – but it doesn’t mean NO documentation. It simply means only ‘effective’ documentation. We as testers are familiar with User Stories, the next most important & effective agile documentation is the Product Backlog. In this article let’s get a clear understanding of what is a Product backlog and its importance in agile implementations!
A good product backlog is at the heart of any well-functioning agile team. It does not automatically guarantee a quality software. However, the lack of a good product backlog often results in incomplete software that does not meet the requirements of your customers and stakeholders.