Backlog Item

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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" Accessed Jun 22, 2024.