Learning Agile : Three Artifacts

Good Day, Everyone!

In Scrum, there are three artifacts or documents that are used. Today this will be our learning topic.

The three artifacts / documents are:

  1. Product Backlog

The Product Owners create a prioritized list of features (which are also known as “User Stories”) that could go into the Product that is being developed.

These user stories should be as detailed as possible so that the Product Owner can size the amount of effort and time needed to complete the development of the feature.

This list changes and can (should) be re-prioritized at each Sprint.

  1. Sprint Backlog

The User Stories (seen just above) go into a Sprint Backlog, are estimated and prioritized and committed to the next Sprints.

  1. Burndown Chart

According to the Wikipedia, “a burn down chart is a graphical representation of work left to do versus time. The outstanding work (or backlog) is often on the vertical axis, with time along the horizontal. (…) It is useful for predicting when all of the work will be completed”.

These charts show the progress during a Sprint, of the completion of tasks from a Sprint Backlog (seen just above).

The graph should approach zero points as work is being Done.

Sources for this post:

Wikipedia — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burn_down_chart , accessed on 2015.06.10 at 2pm EST

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