Week 2: the list of requirements aka the backlog

This post is part of the series “Z2A: From zero to agile”.

What? The backlog

Enter the second week: the next action I planned was to prepare the project backlog.

A backlog is just a prioritized collection of things to be done, all aiming to the project mission / goal.

Are these things the requirements? Not only.

The backlog is not (only) the list of requirements  – nor the classic requirements specification document – but a list of topics to be discussed during the project lifetime. It is a list of all features, functions, technologies, enhancements, questions and bug fixes that could be possibly of value for the project goal.

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