agile product backlog board template

An example product backlog board from Scrum

One of the first things the agile product owner, product manager or program manager must do is prioritize and scope the Sprint. Story Points can be used as a measure. We estimate that our team can deliver on six to seven story points in the two week Sprint.

This board tracks all of the user stories that we currently have yet to be completed and allows the team to prioritize and then move the user stories up to the “next sprint” row as a way to check the estimated volume of work (story points) and decide which user stories will go into the next Sprint. Once this is completed the product owner would likely copy or move these cards into a CURRENT SPRINT board for execution.

Story points are added up using the Grid Totals feature found on the board’s main menu (upper left of screen). 

Follow this link to learn more about how to design a customized product backlog and other agile boards used in Scrum:

Cardsmith Pro-tip: Once you have added fields to User Story cards, use the “Set Default Card” option so the fields are added to new cards added to that board. You can then turn on Grid Totals for this Board in the Board Menu to be able to view the total Story Points.