Backlog generally refers to an accumulation over time of work waiting to be done or orders to be fulfilled. The product backlog, a list of requirements that is maintained for a product developed using the Scrum methodology.

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How can I determine a project end date when PBIs are not estimated?

How can I determine a project end date when Product Backlog Items (PBIs) are not estimated? Consider the following two examples: I am on a project that is at the beginning. I'm asked when the ...
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Can the product owner remove Stories

As a product owner, can I completely remove a story from the Product Backlog? I know everybody can add stories at anytime in the product backlog but is the PO's only way to remove a story to put it ...
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In JIRA, how can I show certain columns to specific users?

Let's say I have five columns in my project. They are visible in a Scrum project when a sprint begins, as expected, when you click on the "Work" tab in the Plan / Work / Report options. One || Two || ...
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In JIRA, is it possible to have items show up in a project backlog but not show up in a sprint's column?

I've set up workflows, workflow schemes, issue type schemes, and everything else required to get a project through my customized steps from new idea to live release. The default behavior of "Agile" ...
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How to partition backlog sprints among the team? [closed]

After breaking backlog items down to sprints, how should we partition the sprint items among the team ?
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How QA, Frontend, Backend development, and System administration fit in Scrum Management Framework

We are a small start-up that is growing fast. We have 4 departments: (Backend dev [2 pers], Frontend dev [2 pers], QA [2 pers], and one system administrator) Before using Scrum methodology, we ...
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How to involve the whole team in choosing the next project?

I work in a startup where there is a huge list of projects/epics to do. Of course, we have to choose which are the best ones (the most valuable) in order to launch a release for this project. Even if ...
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Sprint Backlog vs Product Backlog

I was always under impression that Sprint Backlog is part of Product Backlog -> it's impossible to add anything into Sprint Backlog without affecting Product Backlog However, according to one of the ...
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Interface building and background programming in a project

Let's say, we have a project with: a well defined user interface the application's features specified in details backoffice, where the data comes from. The backoffice development takes less then ...
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Sizing an entire backlog using story points

I'm a PM on a large multi-year project with a sizable backlog of work implementing Scrum in 4 week release cycles. I hold weekly backlog grooming sessions with the project team and key business ...
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Tool for writing progress logs/documentation? [closed]

I'm looking for tool (web application/service) that would allow me to write progress logs. I like to document what i'm doing over time, so i can look back what i was doing, what am i doing wrong, and ...
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What tools do you use for distributed scrum backlog/board [closed]

Which tools do you guys use for your distributed scrum teams? I have had a look at Jira, Teamspace, Scrumworks and wanted to know if there any others used in the community. If possible please state ...
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Collecting, structuring and prioritizing details

Some projects have feedback from many sources (testers, designers, customer, developers). You can easily get more than 50 different items that need to be prioritized. Some of them are huge, critical ...
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Input on new project management system feature, exposing to customer

We had a customer come back to us and ask to be able to expose the backlog of our system to their customer in an easy fashion, as well as allow the customer to simulate deleting requirements and ...
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Using Microsoft Project for managing a Scrum project

I am part of a Scrum team and we are constrained to use Microsoft Project (MSP). I understand that MSP is not primarily an Agile project management tool and I would very much to use something like ...
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Implementing scrum inside a real-world matrix organized software department

I'm working as a manager of the software department in our small sized company (~50 people). I have three development teams, 3-4 members in each. One of the members in each team is in the role of the ...
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Mapping user stories to specification

I'm looking for a tool which help me keep the product backlog and the specification consistent. Consider that I have specification from client. Based on the specification I create the user stories ...
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How to handle user stories that cannot be split and do not fit even a 30 days long sprint?

Given a small team (3 people or so) and a technically challenging area (e.g. middleware, embedded software etc.), and Assuming that a user story is a smallest thing that has value for the end user, ...
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Using Spreadsheet for Backlog - Dependencies and Priority

I'm currently using a Google Spreadsheet to manage my product backlog. It has a list of stories, each with an identifier, feature it belongs to, story points, and the sprint that it's assigned to. It ...