Product Backlog

The Product Backlog (PB) is an ordered list which contains all things needed to be done in order to make product successful. The Product Backlog is the one and only source of the requirements for the product created by the Scrum Team. And there is only one person accountable for the Product Backlog. It’s Product Owner.

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Definition of Ready

To make cooperation between the Development Team and the Product Owner a Definition of Dane has been introduced (you can read about it here). DoD makes easier to manage the expectation for the Development Team. But this is a two-way street. The Product Owner expect something from the Development Team and the Development Team expects something from the Product Owner. They expect from him or her to provide a sufficient information about what they need to do. To make it transparent, and Scrum is all about the transparency, Definition of Ready has been introduced (commonly known as DoR).

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Definition of Done

In the Scrum Guide a very straightforward definition of a Sprint can be found:

The heart of Scrum is a Sprint, a time-box of one month or less during which a “Done”, useable, and potentially releasable product Increment is created.

It is quite obvious what “useable” and “potentially releasable” means. But what exactly means “Done” increment.  If we ask 10 people when a website (simple example) is done, we probably will have 10 different answers. But scrum relies on transparency and to avoid the ambiguity the Definition of Done has been introduced.

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