What does product owner, product back log and sprint mean in SCRUM?

 Posted by ArticlesMaint on 10/1/2009 | Category: Project Management Interview questions | Views: 4843

Before we understand the SCRUM cycle let’s get familiar with some terms regarding SCRUM.

  • Product Owner is the end customer or the user.

  • Product back log is a list of prioritized items to be developed for a software project.

  • Sprint is the task breakup of product catalog. It’s the detail task break down for a development team.

Below figure ‘Product Catalog and Sprint’ shows a typical product catalog broken in to sprint. In the left hand side of the figure we have shown two items in the product back log “Create Customer” and “Create Supplier”. To complete “Create Customer” the developer need to the following sprint task “Code Business Logic”, “Design UI” and “Prepare Test Plans”.

Figure: - Product Catalog and Sprint 

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