The backlog is the backbone of the scrum methodology. Here is where your PBIs are created, get refined with tasks, and once ready be added to a sprint.

To navigate to your project’s backlog, just expand your project on the left side menu, and click on Backlog

Inside, you can find two distinct sections: on the left side the PBIs and on the right side the sprints section.

For PBIs, you will be able to filter, order and group them. You can find these functionalities on the upper bar.

One very important aspect of the backlog are the three PBI views:

  • Not Ready: Used during the refinement of the PBIs from their creation until they are ready. Shows PBIs that are not in statuses marked as READY or DONE, and are not already in a sprint.
  • Ready: Used during the sprint planning to assign PBIs to a new sprint. Shows PBIs that are in statuses marked as READY in the status configuration menu, and are not already in a sprint.
  • All: Shows all PBIs, regardless of their status or if they are in a sprint.

The only thing left is to create your PBIs, set their tags, priorities and due dates, and refine them by opening the PBIs and creating tasks in them. You will also have the possibility to do this once the PBIs are in a sprint.

Now let’s talk about sprints. On the right side of the screen you can find the sprint section. Here you can create new sprints, or view your existing ones.

If you change the sprint status to a closed one (Done by default), it will move it to the closed sprints area, just below the rest. You can show/hide this area by clicking on the visibility button right above the sprints.

Once your PBIs and sprints are ready, you will just need to drag the PBIs onto your desired sprint. The PBIs will be draggable only if they are in statuses marked as READY and not already in a sprint. You can also expand the sprint and reorder the PBIs contained.

Finally, you can navigate to your new sprint’s board on the left side menu and start working on your tasks.