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The Sprint Backlog is a list of tasks to be completed during the sprint. During the Sprint Planning meeting, the team choose some User Stories from the Product Backlog, and break down the tasks needed to deliver them. The effort required for each task is estimated and across the sprint. stakeholdermap.com
During the sprint the backlog is is updated daily, usually during the Daily Scrum meeting. Tasks may be removed or added as the sprint progresses. To ensure buy-in it is important that the core team complete and own the sprint backlog.
Sprint Backlog Template

This is a FREE Sprint Backlog Template in Excel and OpenDocument Spreadsheet format. The template is fully editable with Microsoft Excel and can be converted or changed to suit your project requirements.

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The contents of the Sprint Backlog Template


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.

User Story

The User Story. They are typically written in the format “As a [persona], I [want to], [so that].”


The tasks that need to be done to complete the user story. The tasks are identified during sprint planning and the effort for each task is estimated.


The person who is responsble for the completion of the task.


The progress of each task, for example, open, in progress, completed.

Estimated effort

The total estimated effort required to delivered the user story.

Days 1 to 15

Fields for recording the estimated effort to complete the task across the sprint. There are fields for days 1 to 15, but you can easily increase or decrease them.

Sprint Backlog Template

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