Product backlog (with risk management) template available PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ed Willis   
Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

I'm making this product backlog template available free of charge and without restrictions on use.  All I ask is that you leave the "credits" section in place.

This template has the following features:

  • Dynamically sizes the burn-down chart based on the number of planned sprints.
  • The burn-down chart shows at a glance:
    • Planned burn-down for risk and features
    • Actual remaining risk and features
    • Delivered features and risk resolved in each sprint
  • Supports custom story points values.
  • Supports custom risk probability values.
  • Allows risk to managed in a natural extension to the way features are handled in the Product Backlog.
  • Allows both risks and features to be burned down on the same chart.
  • Written in MS Excel 2010 but does not use any VBA.

The risk management approach the backlog supports is presented here.  The template itself is here.  Hope it proves useful to you.


Last Updated on Thursday, 15 March 2012 14:47