Task Management with Product Backlog

Online to-do management using Backlog

What is backlog?

A backlog simply means your ‘to-do list’ of tasks that has to be completed.

A product backlog is a prioritized list of what should be done in order to improve and produce a product. It is essential to have a product backlog for a large set of teams since it offers a thorough, detailed view of product development and keeps the collaborative process transparent for everyone.

Why backlog is important?

Backlog enables your team members to understand what the team is currently doing and what it should be doing in future. This will lead to a more simpler prioritization of tasks and increase project productivity. Also, backlog can help placing adjustments or flexible changes in different stages during the project.

Example Image of Kanban Board (Backlog) Template by Marimba

Step by Step Guide for Creating Backlog

Managing the backlog with Marimba’s online whiteboard is simple as ABC.

Bring all the tasks to board, make pads for each phase(What to do, in-progress, completed) and update each task using sticky notes when changes occur.

Designers in Team Marimba uses same board for both stand-up meeting and backlog.

1. Write what I did yesterday and what I’m going to do today.

2. Start video call at scheduled time.

3. Adjust the backlog based on what the team has completed.

4. If there’s any issue or things to be discussed with designers, add them right onto the board to review with the team.

Tips for Using Backlog Template

Team Marimba’s Tips for using Backlog Template

1. Sticky note

Add sticky note from toolbar and distinguish them by color.

2. Following and Real-time Cursor

Click the profile on the top right and you don’t have to ask where your teammates are reviewing right now. Focus on the meeting by automatically following real-time cursor.

3. Template

Don’t know what to do? Marimba’s pre-made FREE Backlog templates will be great starting point!