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The backlog is like a to-do list for your agility 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 agility project

  1. Navigate to your agility project.
  2. In the project menu, select Settings.
  3. Select Features.
  4. Enable the Backlog feature.

Add issues to your backlog

  1. Navigate to your agility project.
  2. Select Backlog in the project menu.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of your backlog, and select + Create issue.


  1. Click the global  in your project's sidebar. 
    You can click it from anywhere in your project – including the backlog or the board – and new issues will automatically go to your backlog.

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 Kanban, they'll be able to take a task off the top if they need more work.

Move issues from the backlog to your agility board

  1. Navigate to your agility project.
  2. Select Backlog in the project menu on the left.
  3. Drag issues under Backlog to the On the board section. You can also select multiple issues and drag them all at once.

    Your issues will display in the column corresponding to the issue's current status. For example, Done issues moved to the board will display in the Done column. To do issues moved to the board will display in the To do column.

You can also drag the icon that divides the Backlog and On the board sections up and down, to quickly add/remove issues from your backlog

Learn more

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

Last modified on May 9, 2018

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