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Simple Sprint Backlog Example

October 15, 2007 by Artem Marchenko

Update: Link to XLS fixed. Kudos to Jukka Laurila

Screenshot of the simple Scrum product backlog

To complement the simple product backlog example published last week, here is the simple sprint backlog example (XLS) also inspired by the Mike Cohn's work, though unfortunately I don't exactly remember where on his site or in his books I've seen a similar picture. There are plenty of comments on the sheet to help you get started. You can use this Excel sample as a template for your own backlogs. Consider it published to public domain. Feel free to copy, reuse or even resell this example, though it would be very kind of you not to delete from the sheet the link to this site.

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What do you think? How good is this template for starters? Would you like to see more similar templates with the different amount of functionality?

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SimpleSprintBacklog.xls29 KB

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Link fixed

October 15, 2007 by Artem, 7 years 51 weeks ago
Comment id: 1371

Thank you, Jukka

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