[bak-lawg, -log ahy-tuh m]
Definition of Backlog Item
A single unit of work on the Backlog, an Item is either an Epic or a Story.
The Product Owner is accountable for working with stakeholders and customers to develop a product backlog that is broken down into small pieces, clear to the developers, immediately actionable, estimated in points by the team that will implement it, and testable – acceptance tests are clearly defined that determine whether a backlog item is done.
The Team committed to a collection of individual Backlog Items (often called Stories) at Sprint Planning.
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"Backlog Item" ScrumDictionary.com. Accessed Mar 28, 2023. https://scrumdictionary.com/term/backlog-item/.