Creating your backlog

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  1. Setting up your workspace
  2. Customizing your project
  3. Creating your backlog
  4. Grooming your backlog
  5. Planning your sprint
  6. Tracking your progress
  7. Wrapping up your work
  8. Doing more with your agile projects

Your backlog is a list of tasks that represents outstanding work in a project. Usually, a project would have issues in the backlog, and you can add these issues to a sprint so your team can work on them. Since Teams in Space is a new project, you won't have issues on your backlog. Let's create some work for your team.

How do I get to my board?

If you navigate away from your board, you can easily return to it by selecting Boards from the top navigation menu, and selecting your board "Teams in Space" from the list of recent boards.


The Backlog gives you a place to organize your sprints. You can create new issues or sub-tasks, organize your backlog, create versions, organize via epics, and start sprints.

  1. Backlog: A list of the current issues in the backlog.
  2. Issue detail view: A detailed view of the currently selected issues. 

Create issues

By default, any team member can create issues. In this tutorial, however, you will create all of the backlog issues.

  1. On the Teams in Space board, choose Create at the top of the screen. 

    Fill in the fields using the data shown below. Only the fields with * are mandatory. 

    • Project: Teams in Space
    • Issue Type: Story
    • Summary: Expand travel to destinations outside of The Solar System
    • Priority: High 
    • Leave all other fields blank or at their default values.
  2. Choose Create to make a new issue. An issue key (TIS-1) is created for this issue, which comes in handy when searching for issues later.




Tip! If you select the Create another checkbox, JIRA Software will create your issue and automatically pre-populate a new 'Create Issue' dialog box with your previous issue details.

Add more issues

One issue isn't enough to get your team working! Let's add more issues so you can create and run a complete sprint. Create the following issues using the same steps as above.

Type Summary Priority
Story Build out a local office on Mars High
Story Add support for teams larger than 20 people High
Story Next Generation version of SeeSpaceEZ travel platform Low
Story Plans for our Summer Saturn Sale High
Story Make working with our space travel partners easier Low
Story 500 Error when requesting a reservation Medium
Story Requesting available flights is now taking > 5 seconds Highest

Great! Your backlog's all set! Now, let's plan some work for your developers to do!

Last modified on Aug 17, 2017

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