At Overseer we work in a dynamic and agile way to developing Overseer software and the underlying science models.

We use a ‘product backlog’ – a list of everything that is known to be needed to be worked on in the software over the next few months. The phrase ‘backlog’ is an agile project management term. The backlog is dynamic and constantly changes as the software and the environment in which it will be used evolves. It lists the name and description of changes required, the value of these to Overseer users and what state the change is in.

As work progresses, the backlog is reviewed and reprioritised based on what is understood at the time. The Overseer software development backlog is published on this page and updated regularly, to share what we are working on.

Because it can take some time to incorporate new science and modeling into Overseer, we have created the graphic below to describes the steps that we go through and how these can be characteristed. Each item in the Science backlog is represented by a coloured box and moves from the bottom to the top. Once released into production it is removed from the backlog.

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You can download a copy of our current product backlog here:
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