Backlog is the place to convert ideas and requirements into “User Stories” so you can start implementing them. Yodiz Backlog is easy to manage and provides multiple features for work prioritization and management. While planning, you can also quickly add more User Stories and sub Items (Tasks & Issues). To help increase visibility of your work, you can customize your Backlog. Simply put, Yodiz Backlog adheres to all Agile critical artifacts. It facilitates you well, to adopt any of Agile and Scrum practices.

How to Access Backlog?

You can access Backlog from the top navigation menu. Once landed on the Backlog, select your desired Project from the top left corner. You can add new User Stories in the Backlog by clicking on Add User Story dropdown.

2. Quick Tour Guide

When you land on any page at Yodiz, you’ll find a small information icon at the right bottom. Clicking on it will provide you all the necessary information about the board and how to work with it.

3. Backlog Overview

Backlog board useful features are listed below:

Yodiz-Backlog

3.1 Columns in Backlog

There are few default columns in Backlog including Priority, ID, Title, Status, Responsible and Estimated Story points of Items. You can add any available field as a new columns to your Backlog from columns dropdown located on right side of Filterbar.

3.2 Drag & Drop Items

User Stories in the Backlog can easily be dragged and dropped vertically to change the position number or priority of User Stories in Backlog. The Items with maximum number of stars as priority will automatically be shown at the top of list. Multiple Items can also be dragged and dropped by selecting them via the checkbox provided at the left side of every Item in Backlog.

3.3 Search and Filters

You can search and filter your entire Backlog Board. Searches can be performed on various criteria such as, Item ID, Tag or Title as well as Responsible and Creator. Click on Apply Filter after filling in your criteria and you’ll be shown the relevant results. Find more details of using Filters: Search and Filter

3.4 Right Navigation Panel (Activity feeds & Settings)

Right Navigation Panel on Backlog board provides multiple functionalities.
    • Activity Feeds
Right Navigation Panel provides constant updates regarding Items in Backlog, the updates can range from priority change to addition of Tasks and Issues. Simply put, whatever happens in your Backlog, you will be updated.
  • Settings
The settings tab provides you option to open and edit Project Settings and allows you to export your Backlog data in multiple formats.

3.5 Star Priority of Items

The Items with highest priority are shown at the top. You can also use drag and drop functionality to change position and priority of Items.
Note: When you drop any Item, its priority will be updated as per the priority of Item being replaced.

3.6 Pagination

Backlog Board supports pagination and 50 Items can be viewed on single page.

3. Working with Backlog Estimating

Backlog provides view of all available product requirements which can be refined and managed with enhanced visibility. Here is a list of few Yodiz Backlog features, that will help you in planning and working with Backlog.

3.1 Estimating Story Points

User Story estimates already have estimated user story on Backlog, it indicates time and effort required to complete a User Story. You can sort User Stories based on estimate as well.

3.2 Scheduling Due Date

You can add due date column from the Columns options provided below the navigation menu on the right side. Due date column can be added and you can sort your Items based on Due Date. There is a list of custom columns provided in the Columns drop down, choose the one you require according to your project requirements.

3.3 Identifying dependencies

You can check the dependencies of Items in the Backlog by clicking on the dependencies icon provided next to story points column for each Item.

3.4 Identifying associated tasks and issues

You can view associated Tasks and Issues by clicking on the icon provided next to Issue and Tasks column for each user story.

3.5 Identifying Epic

You can look at the User stories with related Epics. Just add Epic column in the board and you will be able to sort items accordingly.