How to better balance your backlog

One common mistake I see is imbalance.

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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?

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Robert van Lieshout

Robert van Lieshout

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

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