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BAM - Backlog Assessment Method

Conference paper
Authors Richard Berntsson Svensson
Tony Gorschek
Per-Olof Bengtsson
Jonas Widerberg
Published in Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP). XP 2019: Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming
ISBN 978-3-030-19033-0
ISSN 1865-1348
Publisher Springer
Publication year 2019
Published at Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering (GU)
Language en
Keywords Backlog Assessment Method, Agile, Software Process Im- provement, Software Process Assessment, Case study
Subject categories Software Engineering


The necessity of software as stand-alone products, and as central parts of non-traditional software products have changed how soft- ware products are developed. It started with the introduction of the agile manifesto and has resulted in a change of how software process improve- ments (SPI) are conducted. Although there are agile SPI methods and several agile practices for evaluating and improving current processes and ways-of-working, no method or practices for evaluating the backlog exists. To address this gap, the Backlog Assessment Method (BAM) was developed and applied in collaboration with Telenor Sweden. BAM en- ables agile organizations to assess backlogs, and assure that the backlog items are good-enough for their needs and well aligned with the deci- sion process. The results from the validation show that BAM is feasible and relevant in an industrial environment, and it indicates that BAM is useful as a tool to perform analysis of items in a specific backlog.

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