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Rank stories in a related list

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Rank stories in a related list

The Context Ranking feature enables all scrum users to manually sort a related list of stories by priority.

About this task

A product owner or release planner uses this tool to establish the order in which he or she wants the stories worked. Stories ranked in a related list (in the Product, Release, and Sprint forms) appear in the same order in the planning board when the appropriate backlog is displayed. Conversely, stories ranked in the planning board appear in that order when viewed in the related list in the form. Users can switch the view in a Stories related list from ranked to any sort order without changing the ranking in the planning board.


  1. In the Stories related list, click Rank.
    A dialog box appears, allowing you to arrange the stories in any order, such as by priority.
  2. Click and drag each story into position using the move icon to the left of the story number.
    Scrum Stories Ranking
  3. When you are done, click the X in the upper right corner to close the list.
    The Stories related list is not sorted by your ranking initially.
  4. To view the related list in its ranked order, open the context menu from the related list and select Sort by rank.
    Sort by rank option
  5. To return the sort order of the list to an unranked state, click once in the heading of any column that contains data.
    The system uses this ranked list to display the appropriate backlog in the planning board. For example, if you rank stories in the Stories related list in the Release form, the release backlog in the planning board uses the same ranking to display the stories. Conversely, scrum masters, product owners, and release planners can create a new ranking order for the Stories related list by rearranging the list of stories in the planning board.