#73 – The Program Backlog

If teams cannot really collaborate on features, the Program Backlog typically ends up being a collection of individual Team Backlogs. If this happens, there’s really no need to have it nor plan collectively. So, when initiating your SAFe journey, start by agreeing on the purpose of the Program Backlog; is it for sharing competencies between teams and enabling team swarming, or is it for increasing the transparency of what each team is working on?