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DEEP Backlog

A concept that relates to how development backlogs should be groomed. The acronym stands for:

  • Detailed - Enough details that a member of your team can work on the items independently
  • Emergent - Work is flexible and fluctuates based on the team needs, business needs, and/or customer needs
  • Estimated - Items with a high level of estimate are broken down into multiple items
  • Prioritized - When the work for the sprint is completed early then pull the top prioritized item(s) into the sprint

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