Understanding the value of Scrum Artifacts
Scrum Artifacts enable frequent inspections by the Scrum Team and the stakeholders and allow us to detect undesirable deviations from the road toward product delivery. They represent work that's performed to provide transparency and opportunities for inspection and adaptation (see The pillars of empiricism section in Chapter 2, Scrum Theory and Principles). The work each artifact represents is as follows:
- The Product Backlog captures an ordered list of the project requirements and allows us to create a product roadmap and define the items to tackle in a sprint.
- The Sprint Backlog enables us to clearly identify the work we intend to produce during a Sprint, set alongside a Sprint Goal (see Chapter 4, Scrum Events, the Starting the Sprint with Sprint Planning section).
- The Product Increment allows us to inspect the functionality of the work we produced and potentially expose it to the stakeholders.
The artifacts and...