Challenging Backlog Traditions: A Lean Approach to Software Development
Summary of my bookmarked links from Nov 5th, 2023
The article argues against the traditional use of backlogs in software development, claiming that they lead to wasted time and are based on flawed assumptions. Instead, the author proposes a #NoBacklog approach, advocating for focusing only on user stories in progress and those immediately ahead. The main criticisms of backlogs include their inflexibility in adapting to changing circumstances, the false expectations they create, and the time spent on maintaining and grooming them. The author suggests a leaner, more agile approach, where stories are created on the fly, fostering a culture of experimentation and continuous discovery. This approach is described as more efficient and better suited to the uncertainties of software development.