Your projects, one month at a time

Once a project manager, always a project manager

This post comes following a conversation with my sister where she listed everything she wanted to do in the upcoming days. I was exhausted just listening and I’ve been thinking about a way to help her free her mind.

Then I remembered the idea of a backlog within the agile Scrum methodology. Let me first quickly explain this interesting concept and then I’ll come back to how we can apply it in our own lives.

Scrum is a methodology for managing the development and maintenance of complex products and is mainly used for software development. With this approach, the Product Owner prioritises the requirements of the backlog (everything that must be done to deliver a viable product) according to their importance to the users and explains to the team what he wants them to achieve in the next sprint. A sprint can last 2, 3 or 4 w