How to better balance your backlog

One common mistake I see is imbalance.

Photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash
Backlog Quadrants template

How to use backlog quadrants

  1. Introduce the concept
  2. Calibrate it for the team/product
  3. Start using it, then inspect and adapt

Introduce the concept

Calibrate it for the team or the product

An example of work mapped onto the quadrants
This is just an example for a software development team; your team may have different backlog items

Start using it, then inspect and adapt

Why not visualize the distribution over the 4 categories?
A nice addition to your metrics?

In summary

Credits

--

--

--

Father, learner, coach & agilist. I'm passionate about nature and helping people become their best selves.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Data pipeline automation

image

How to build a web scraper in Ruby — a COVID-19 live data example.

PHP namespaces basics

10 eLearning WordPress Plugins You Absolutely Need

Alexa skill: How to capture a user’s input

Procedural Generation with L-Systems (very simple example)

Deploying ML Models to the Edge using Azure DevOps

Introducing Mobile App Development Publication

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Robert van Lieshout

Robert van Lieshout

Father, learner, coach & agilist. I'm passionate about nature and helping people become their best selves.

More from Medium

Spider-Man: Agile Way Home

Agile Project Management

How to Pass the Professional Scrum Master I Certification the First Time Around

PSV — how we used a simple agile behaviours methodology to grow our product from scratch to 100k…