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How to manage product backlog in Impact Maps
How to manage product backlog in Impact Maps

Learn how to manage your product backlog with the help of the Backlog View

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Written by Tanya Levdikova
Updated over a week ago

We added the Backlog View to all Impact Maps to help you manage your product backlog more efficiently.

Once you add a User Story, it appears in the Backlog View. To switch to this View, click on 'Impact Map' in the breadcrumb menu.

backlog view in the impact map

In the Backlog View, you can prioritize User Stories using our scoring system that calculates the importance of each User Story based on the “ESTIMATE” and “VALUE” variables:

  • The “ESTIMATE” variable indicates the effort required to implement a User Story.

  • The “VALUE” variable indicates the expected business value of a User Story.

The higher score your User Story gets, the quicker you should implement it. 

Once you have scored all the User Stories, you can plan the work by assigning them to specific iterations.

How to add iterations

All iterations are added on the left panel. To add a new iteration: 

  1. Hit the “Add iteration” button. 

  2. Add a title and description of the iteration.

How to track progress

The Backlog View is also a great place to track progress of the work you do. When you implement a User Story, mark it as complete, and the progress bar of the iteration to which it belongs will indicate the progress you’ve made (in percentage terms).

To mark a User Story as complete, click on the grey area on its left.

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