BABOK v3 Demystified
Chapter: Chennai IIBA Chapter
Date & Time: 28-April-16 | 6:30 to 7:30 PM IST
Topic: Backlog Management
Presenter: Venkadesh Narayanan
BSME, MBA, CBAP®, PMI-PBA®, CPRE-FL, CBPP®, CSCP
• Business Analysis Key
• Underlying Competencies
• Business Analysis
Planning and Monitoring
• Elicitation and
• Requirements Life Cycle
• Strategy Analysis
• Requirements Analysis
and Design Definition
• Solution Evaluation
What is Business Analysis?
• Business analysis is the practice of enabling change in an
enterprise by defining needs and recommending solutions
that deliver value to stakeholders. Business analysis enables an
enterprise to articulate needs and the rationale for change, and to
design and describe solutions that can deliver value.
• Business analysis is performed on a variety of initiatives within an
enterprise. Initiatives may be strategic, tactical, or operational.
Business analysis may be performed within the boundaries of a
project or throughout enterprise evolution and continuous
improvement. It can be used to understand the current state, to
define the future state, and to determine the activities required to
move from the current to the future state.
Change of State
What is Backlog?
• The backlog is used to record, track, and prioritize remaining
What is Backlog Management?
• Backlog Management refers to the planned approach to
• what work items should be formally included in the backlog,
• how to describe the work items,
• how the work items should be tracked,
• how the work items should be periodically reviewed and prioritized in
relation to all other items in the backlog,
• how the work items are eventually selected to be worked on, and
• how the work items are eventually removed from the backlog.
• An effective approach to responding to changing stakeholder
needs and priorities because the next work items selected from
the backlog are always aligned with current stakeholder priorities.
• Only items near the top of the backlog are elaborated and
estimated in detail; items near the bottom of the backlog reflect
lower priorities and receive less attention and effort.
• Can be an effective communication vehicle because
stakeholders can understand what items are about to be worked
on, what items are scheduled farther out, and which ones may
not be worked on for some time.
• Large backlogs may become cumbersome and difficult to
• It takes experience to be able to break down the work to be done
into enough detail for accurate estimation.
• A lack of detail in the items in the backlog can result in lost
information over time.
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Mr. Venkadesh Narayanan, BSME, MBA, CBAP®, PMI-PBA®, CPRE-FL, CBPP® , CSCP
Former Indian Civil Servant [IRAS 2001 Batch]