Number of Backlogs and Multilearning

In the large-scale product development organization, backlogs are pervasive. Backlogs are the manifestation of various specializations. 

Why more backlogs? Efficiency is the main driver. What are the consequences? The increased end-to-end cycle time for delivery and the reduced flexibility to maximize value. The number of backlogs is the key lever in achieving agility - fewer backlogs, more agility. Multi-learning means learning across functions, technical domains and customer domains. More multi-learning enables fewer backlogs, while fewer backlogs drives more multi-learning.

For the details, please refer to the series of blog articles on this topic:

  1. see the backlogs
  2. functional team and component team
  3. feature group
  4. specialized feature team
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