Programs represent a collection of related projects. The objective of a program is to produce business results as they have been identified in the Program Vision Statement. The Prioritized Program Backlog includes Product Backlogs for every project within the program. According to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK), the Program level includes five (5) major processes.
- Create Program or Portfolio Components – For programs, this process requires that the Program Product Owner, along with key stakeholders identify the common components and resources that are a need for the program. In addition, the “Minimum Done Criteria” is established and the key stakeholders are pinpointed. Figure 1 summarizes the process in greater detail.
Figure 1: Create a Program or Portfolio Components
- Review and Update Scrum Guidance Body – For programs,
Figure 2: Review and Update Scrum Guidance Body
- Create and Groom Program or Portfolio Backlog
Figure 3: Create and Groom Program or Portfolio Backlog
- Coordinate Program or Portfolio Components
Figure 4: Coordinate Program or Portfolio Components
- Retrospect Program Releases
Figure 5: Retrospect Program or Portfolio Releases
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