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Manage your team backlog

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Manage your team backlog

Manage, evaluate, prioritize, and sequence stories in your team backlog.

Before you begin

  • Role required: scrum_product_owner, scrum_master, safe_product_owner, or safe_scrum_master
  • Program, to which the team belongs, must contain an active program increment.
  • The tab displays only the sprints of the current program increment.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) > SAFe Board.
  2. From the choice list at the top-left corner, select the level as Team.
  3. Select the Backlog tab.
  4. To add a story to the backlog:
    1. Click Create Story.
    2. Specify the required details in the story form and click Submit. The story appears at the bottom of the backlog.
  5. To add a story to the backlog and simultaneously decide its order of implementation, perform these steps:
    1. Select a story in the backlog.
    2. Click Create Story.
    3. Specify the required details in the story form and click Submit.
      The story is created beneath the story that was selected in the backlog.
  6. The Records by SAFe feature section lists features that the records of the backlog belong to.
    Select a feature. Only records that belong to this feature appear.
  7. To open the triage board of a specific task type (such as problems or defects), view the total numbers of records in the triage boards of all task types, edit the filter definition of a triage board, or create another triage definition, click Triage Board.
    Note: Triage Board link is displayed only when the Agile — Scaled Agile Framework — Unified Backlog plugin (com.snc.sdlc.safe.multi_task) is installed.
  8. To view records in a standard platform list, click Icon used to view records in a standard list.
  9. To personalize columns in a list, click Icon used to personalize columns.
  10. To move a triaged record from the Backlog tab to Triage Board:
    1. Open the record in a form.
    2. Click the Move back to triage board related link.
  11. The Backlog section lists active stories assigned to the team, but not assigned to any sprint. Use either of the following options to arrange stories:
    ActionDescription
    Using the drag feature This option can be used to move stories within the backlog, move stories from the backlog to any sprint, or move stories from one sprint to another. Point to a story in the backlog and drag it to the required location.
    Using the keyboard This option can be used to move stories only within a backlog or a sprint. See Arrange stories using the keyboard.
  12. To perform an action on a set of stories:
    • Select the required stories.
    • Click Icon used to perform a single action on multiple stories and select any of the following options:
    OptionDescription
    Move to top Stories are placed at the top of the sprint.
    Move to bottom Stories are placed at the bottom of the sprint.
    Feature From the SAFe Features list, select the feature to which the stories belong.
    Sprint From the Sprints list, select the sprint in which the stories are scheduled for completion.
    SAFe Team From the Groups list, select the team to which you want to assign the stories.

Perform sprint planning

Perform sprint planning by evaluating stories in the backlog, selecting stories for the sprint, and estimating work effort for the stories.

Before you begin

Role required: scrum_master

The tab displays only the sprints of the current program increment.

About this task

In SAFe, the main portion of sprint planning occurs during the Big Room Planning process. The team backlog and the sprint planning portion of it is designed for refinement sessions. Though the overall plan of each sprint of a program increment already exists, the team still has sprint planning sessions every two weeks to add any missing stories and adjust the initial plan.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) > SAFe Board.
  2. From the choice list at the top left corner, select the level as Team.
  3. Select the Backlog tab.
  4. To add a story to the sprint and simultaneously decide its order of implementation, perform these steps:
    1. Point to a story in the sprint.
    2. Click Create Story.
    3. Specify the required details in the story form and click Submit.
      The story is created beneath the story that was selected in the backlog or a sprint.
  5. To personalize columns in a list, click Icon used to personalize columns.
  6. To start a sprint, click Start that appears at right corner of the first or top sprint.
  7. To complete a sprint, click Complete Sprint that appears at right corner of the first or top sprint.
    A dialog box appears indicating the number of completed and incomplete stories in the sprint. Move incomplete stories, if any, to the backlog or a future sprint. Click Complete.
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