A Sprint Backlog Template is used to track progress against Sprint Commitments.
This Sprint Backlog template is slightly more complex than your bog-standard template as it also allows you to track Stretch Tasks and Sprint Progress at a Category/Objective-Level.
Standard Features of a Sprint Backlog
- List of User Stories that the Scrum Team committed to delivering at the Sprint Planning Workshop (See: Scrum Sprint Planning Meetings – Who, What, When, Where, Why)
- List of Tasks associated with each User Story that are then estimated in hours
- A burndown chart tracking delivery progress
- The total number of hours remaining at the end of each day (this drives the burndown chart)
Additional Features included in this Sprint Backlog Template
- Assign tasks to categories e.g. a particular sprint objective, an epic, a theme, a product or product owner
- Produce category/objective-level burndowns
- Track Burn up on Unplanned work e.g. Stretch tasks and/or scope creep (See: Minimising the Impact of Sprint Disruptions)
- Track cost against each category based on the Sprint cost / Percentage effort assigned to each category
- Print a 1-page overview of the sprint that can be circulated to stakeholders
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