A product backlog is an integral component of the product development cycle; it is a prioritized list of product features that leads from the product’s vision to a final release. It is a strong tool as it translates a high-level vision into the operational specifics of developing a product. The product backlog will never be complete since it is always evolving and improving.
The following elements are included in a product backlog:
- Product features (Example, the formats of user stories, descriptions of needed functionality)
- Various Bugs
- gaining knowledge (Example, upgrades of workstations)
- Work on technical aspects (Example, Useful research)