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A PRODUCT BACKLOG IS NOTHING MORE THAN A GLORIFIED WISH-LIST

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  • 8
    As a Product Manager, I felt this in my gut.

    Me at work:
    Wow you have an idea? Sure, send it over. I'll put it in backlog and take it from there.

    And we all know what happens next.
  • 2
    Well, yeah.

    I prefer to use "stove" metaphors:

    - On the front burner
    - On the back burner
    - Off the stove
    - In the fridge
    - In the freezer
    - In the freezer in the basement behind the turkey from last Thanksgiving
  • 1
    @F1973 We used to do that. Always ended up with heaps of creative ideas that weren't "doable for the forseeable future" and ended up getting removed after they'd been around a few months without being hadled.

    Now we kind of reserve the backlog for "doable stuff" and when it comes to creative ideas and suggestions we just have a slack-channel for that.

    Actually found that when a new idea is thrown in slack it automatically generates some creative discussions and questions since people read that slack when they have a few minutes to spare. Before it was just an annoyance if a random idea was thrown into the backlog.
  • 0
    @jiraTicket the enthusiasm to contribute to the next great idea. Lol I get that one.
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