Number of Backlogs and Multilearning
In the large-scale product development organization, backlogs are pervasive. Backlogs are the manifestation of various specializations.
Why more backlogs? Efficiency is the main driver. What are the consequences? The increased end-to-end cycle time for delivery and the reduced flexibility to maximize value. The number of backlogs is the key lever in achieving agility - fewer backlogs, more agility. Multi-learning means learning across functions, technical domains and customer domains. More multi-learning enables fewer backlogs, while fewer backlogs drives more multi-learning.