The Product Backlog Template is a list of all the potential features that will be completed during the project. It is prioritized by business value and is maintained and updated throughout the project. It is the single source of work for the project team, and is used to plan the work to be done in each iteration. stakeholdermap.comThe backlog is created from the product roadmap. As the project progresses the features are refined (broken down) in more detail. Because the Product Backlog needs to be refined and updated often an Excel spreadsheet is an ideal format.
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Project details and document control
Provide information on the project and document:
- Project Name and Reference
- Project Manager
- Document Date
- Version number
User Story ID
The unique reference for the User Story.
The User Story. They are typically written in the format “As a [persona], I [want to], [so that].”
Whatever method you are using for estimation. It could be story points, Fibonacci scale or T-shirt sizes - small, medium, large.
Enter the priority of the User Story. For example, a number scale, high, medium, low or star rating.
The sprint that you plan to build the user story in.
An optional field for the person responsible for the completion of the User Story.
An optional field for the estimate of effort in hours or days.
Product Backlog Template
Excel download - Product Backlog Template (.xls)
Excel download - Product Backlog Template (.xlsx)
OpenDocument Spreadsheet download - Product Backlog Template (.ods)
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