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Definition of Item

Short for Backlog Item, synonym for Story.


A Scrum Team’s work is managed with a Product Backlog (Backlog), which is a collection of Product Backlog Items (Items).

These Items represent the stakeholders’ needs and wants – each of them is a request for something of value to be provided by the Scrum Team. These requests can be for anything, including software functionality, help with marketing, non-functional requirements, technical and infrastructure requests, business support, maintenance of existing systems, and so on.

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"Item" Accessed Jun 22, 2024.