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Why backlogs suck

Season 2, Ep. 39

An often-mystical beast of never-ending unorganised work that never shrinks. Everything in Agile is driven by a backlog of some description. We talk about ensuring PBIs are INVESTable, and DEEP, but I find myself in projects these days where the backlog is just a noose around the teams neck. Teams shy away from it. Its acknowledged but never spoken of. It’s used as an excuse – you know the one. It never shrinks, it’s never updated, and as time goes on its value decreases.

Spicy huh! Agile delivery guy critizing the backlog!

In this episode learn about my thoughts around building a half decent backlog & the things not to do. As always thanks for listening & get in touch via Twitter @mariodc for more

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