Do we create the backlog before concluding the contract with the client when using scrum?
Do we create the backlog before concluding the contract with the client?
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The backlog is not something that you create and then is static. The backlog changes - items are added, removed, and reordered - throughout the effort. Unless there is some legal or contractual reason not to, there's nothing to prevent starting the creation and refinement of the backlog before any kind of formal contracts that may be necessary are in place.
However, there may be some risks here. First, the developing organization may have to fund this effort without a way to recoup the costs from the client. Second, depending on the nature of the relationship, it may not be allowed to interact with the client to get feedback on the backlog state until after the contract is finalized.