In case you missed it, Tom Cagley has released the “SPaMCast” podcast we recorded a couple of weeks ago: Nuke your backlog!
Since recording that I saw Rob England describe similar thinking as “declaring backlog bankruptcy”. Certainly bankruptcy is a more business friendly than “nuke”. And in the weeks since I releases “Honey, I Shrink the backlog” I’ve had several people tell me about their experiences ditching their backlogs.
So, while the disposing of the backlog may be a somewhat radical idea it is not completely new.
If you like the podcast you might want to join a webinar with Adrian Reed next month where we will be discussing the problem with backlogs: Moving Away from Backlog Driven Development: A New Chapter in Agility? – free, registration required.