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The backlog is like a to-do list for your next-gen Software project. It's a dedicated space for keeping track of tasks that you want to do in the future, if you're sick of keeping all your to-do's in a column on your board.

Enable the backlog for your next-gen Software project

  1. Navigate to your next-gen software project.
  2. In the sidebar, select Project Settings.
  3. Select Features.
  4. Enable the Backlog feature.

Add issues to your backlog

  1. Navigate to your next-gen Software project.
  2. Select Backlog in the project sidebar.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of your backlog, and select + Create issue.

Reorder issues

Click and drag an issue, or multiple issues, on your backlog to reorder them. We recommend ordering them by priority, so that when you plan your next sprint, you can drag issues off the top. Or, if your team works in Kanban, they'll be able to take a task off the top if they need more work.

Add issues to epics

Epics represent larger pieces of work to be broken down and completed over a long period of time. To assign an issue to an epic:

  1. Hover over an issue.
  2. Select more (•••).
  3. Select Add to epic.

Issues can only be part of one epic at a time. You can create and manage epics in the Roadmap.

Move issues from the backlog to your board

  1. Navigate to your next-gen Software project.
  2. Select Backlog in the project sidebar.
  3. Drag-and-drop issues from Backlog up into the On the board section. 


  • Drag-and-drop multiple issues at once by holding Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac). 
  • Drag the divider icon  that separates the Backlog and On the board sections up or down to quickly add (or remove) the topmost issues from your backlog to your sprint (or vice versa).

On your board, your issues will display in the column corresponding to their current status. For example, Done issues moved to the board will display in the Done column. To do issues will display in the To do column.

Learn more

For tips on keeping your backlog healthy and up-to-date, check out our Agile Coach backlog guide.

Last modified on Nov 1, 2018

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