Agile teams need clearly defined backlogs with easily actionable requirements.
Without an organized backlog, teams can’t deliver regular increments of working, tested product. If we aren’t delivering regularly, we might not be responding to our customers and markets quickly enough.
Backlogs are also necessary to measure the scope of the teams, and how much work they can complete during a given sprint. The ability to know the scope of the teams allows you to create stable velocity delivering work at the end of a sprint.
Building a stable velocity is essential to becoming more predictable and adaptable in the marketplace.
The foundation of Agile is to form teams, build backlogs and produce a working, tested increment of product. These are The 3 Things necessary for Agile to succeed.
When a company wants to adopt Agile, an important first step is defining a strategy of what the teams will look like and what they will be formed around.
Our team forming strategy allows us to create autonomous teams that collaborate to create a finished product. We empower team members to use their expertise to make decisions and create a consistent workflow.
With the teams formed in this way, we are set up for success on the path to sustainable Business Agility.