Want to try handling your Scrum product backlog in just Excel? Here is a template with lots of comments and a video on how to use it.
Links to the various product and sprint backlog templates used in Scrum are among the most popular pages on this site. While these templates are indeed useful, I believe, that during transition to Scrum too powerful tools can draw too much attention and force the team and Product Owner to learn tools instead of learning Scrum. The main point of the product backlog is to list the requirements in the strict and
I created the very minimal product backlog template for Scrum inspired by the Mike Cohn’s product backlog screenshot (that used to be located at http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/product_backlog, but isn’t there anymore). You can use this Excel example as a template for your own backlogs.
There are plenty of comments on the sheet to help you get started. Consider it published to public domain. It would be very kind of you not to delete the link to this site, but technically you are free to copy, reuse or even resell this example.
Good or Bad What do you think? How good is this template for starters? Would you like to see more similar templates with the different amount of functionality?
This post is resurrected from ashes after previous instance of this site has died. It also means that sound on a video isn’t particularly good and whole thing should probably be rerecorded. If you happen to do something similar, please, tell in the comments, I’ll happily link out to your example.