Manage your backlog

Backlog basics

Your backlog* is where you organise work with your team, ranking issues according to priority. If you’re working in scrum**, you’ll create and organize sprints in the backlog.

*Can’t see a backlog? Your project's backlog may not be enabled. Admins can enable a team-managed project's backlog by going to the project and selecting the project’s Settings tab > Features. (See also Enable agile features.)

Create an issue

  • Select + Create at the bottom of the backlog or the bottom of a sprint

  • Select (more) at the top of the backlog and select Create issue.

Create a sprint

  • Select (more) at the top of the backlog, and select Create sprint. (See also Create a sprint.)

Rearrange issues with drag-and-drop

  • Hold (the reorder icon) next to an issue to drag-and-drop the issue between sprints, or to rearrange the issue amongst other issues.

Quick-move issues with swipe-right or long-press

  • Swipe right → (from the left of your screen to the right) on an issue, OR long-press an issue, to reveal quick-move options, such as moving the issue directly to the top/bottom of the backlog or to a different sprint.

Search for issues

  • Select(filter) at the top of the backlog to search and/or apply filters. (See also Search for issues.)

Simplify your view

  • Collapse lower-priority sprints (or the backlog’s list of issues) by tapping each sprint’s header (or the backlog’s header). This will reduce the noise in your backlog, and allow you to increase your focus.

  • Expand each section by tapping each header again.

  • Reveal the option to collapse/expand all sprints at once by long-pressing a sprint’s header, or via the backlog’s(more) icon.




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