Agile Methodology

What is Product Backlog in Agile? Properties, Process and Paybacks

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.