Over a million developers have joined DZone.
{{announcement.body}}
{{announcement.title}}

7 Reasons to Ditch Product Backlogs

DZone's Guide to

7 Reasons to Ditch Product Backlogs

· Agile Zone ·
Free Resource

Whatever new awaits you, begin it here. In an entirely reimagined Jira. 

Neil Killick suggests in his blog that it might be time to think about getting rid of product backlogs.  Intuitively we think that it's a good idea to keep a running backlog but Killick has another way of looking at things:

I actually now believe that constantly adding, removing and tailoring requirements (or stories, use cases, whatever) on the Product Backlog is (especially in the wrong hands) a fairly ineffective and costly approach to building software.

-- Neil Killick, Should we get rid of the Product Backlog?


Take a look at the post to read his bulleted list of seven reasons why you might want to ditch the product backlog.

New roadmaps, more flexible boards, and dozens of new integrations. And that's just the beginning.  

Topics:

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}