Requirements in an Agile project are in the form of Epics , user stories and the list of all work items are ideally structured in a unidirectional list called as “PRODUCT BACKLOG”. Product Backlog is a vital aspect / artifact in an agile project which helps the team and the management to keep track of all the items that need to be finished in the project. Product backlog shrinks as and when there is a work item completed and grows when there is a new requirement. It is completely owned by the Product Owner.
Sprint backlog is a subset of the product backlog. It is the increment which the development team commits for that particular sprint or iteration. Sprint backlog is the outcome of the 1st Scrum ceremony , Sprint Planning meeting. Usually once the team commits for an increment, the Sprint backlog does not change ( Shrink / Grow ) unless there is an immediate change of priority from the customer / product owner.
Both Product backlog and Sprint backlog are key artifacts of an agile project. Product backlog is a superset of requirements and features while sprint backlog is a subset continuously prioritized by the PO to set the rhythm of incremental delivery
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Agile Consultant, Benzne