Definitions Edit

A backlog is

[t]he effect on the business of a build-up of work that occurs as the result of a system or method being unavailable for an unacceptable period. A situation whereby a backlog of work requires more time to action than is available through normal working patterns. In extreme circumstances, the backlog may become so marked that the backlog cannot be cleared.[1]
[t]hat known work input that is beyond the workload capability of an organization or segment of an organization for any given period of time.[2]

References Edit

  1. ENISA, Glossary (full-text).
  2. Defense Acquisition University, Glossary, at B-15 (13th ed. Nov. 2009) (full-text).

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