Product Backlog

Empower Collaboration. Comprehensive Product Work Overview. With Ultimate Backlog Powerhouse.

Use the 'Work Item' hierarchy to give context to every kind of product-work - big ticket impact items, features that deliver value, and user stories that fit in the sprints. Master Agile Backlog Management in Minutes with Shorter Loop.

Organize and prioritize your product's features and tasks with 3-Level Hierarchical Backlog

Shorter Loop's 3-Level Hierarchical Backlog allows you to organize and prioritize your product's features and tasks, helping you balance short-term and long-term goals. Watch Video. The hierarchical structure helps you break down large goals into smaller, more manageable pieces, making it easier to track progress and identify dependencies. By providing visibility into the progress of your product development, the 3-Level Hierarchical Backlog helps you stay on track and meet your deadlines.

With the comprehensive powerful backlog module, seamlessly manage all your projects and development activities from one centralized platform. Assign owners, and multiple co-owners to prioritize tasks with ease. Bring product faster to the market by incorporating potential customer feedback as work items in the backlog at every stage of the agile product life cycle.  

Streamline your Product Development Workflow. Unleash your team's full potential.

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Manage all projects and development activities effortlessly

Slice and dice your data of all your projects in ONE dashboard organized by timeline, owner, status, priority score, story, team members and more. 

Track red flags, objections, and questions of the development and engineering team. Guarantee timely execution and avoid potential roadblocks.

Customer Testimonial

"Shorter Loop simplifies product development and collaboration by bringing product management, product development teams and designers together by seeing the overall list of epics, their corresponding features and their corresponding user stories all in one place." - Maria Valverde, Crozdesk


Visualize your backlog in three parts

Epic, feature connected to epic, and user story connected to feature ensure comprehensive visibility into your product development pipeline. Efficiently create and manage epics, features, and user stories. Ensure a user-centric approach to product development.

Customer Testimonial

"..Plus backlog maintains a simple hierarchy of Epic to Features to Its User stories...." Maria Valverde, Crozdesk


Go Deeper on Epic, Feature and User Stories

Easily add descriptions and create child or sub-features under the main feature, epic. Add business goals, add features under specific epic maintaining clarity and organization within your backlog. 

Evaluate overall effort and value. Automated scores help prioritize tasks, making informed decisions aligned with your business and revenue goals.

Customer Testimonial

"..Backlog items are also weighed based on how much effort it’s needed to develop and value it gives to our customers." Maria Valverde, Crozdesk


Download. Share. Create Backlog Reports in Less than a Minute.

Efficiently share and collaborate by downloading backlog data as a CSV file. Enable seamless communication with management and stakeholders.

Comment. Provide Feedback. Engage.

Take Real-time action on Customer Feedback and Group Activities. Contribute your views, and comments in dialogues on each activity within an epic, feature, or user story. Foster collaboration and enhance alignment within your teams. Foster real-time customer feedback and act in no time. Do this seamlessly by turning down customer requests, ideas, and issues into work items. Empower an agile and customer-centric approach.

Harness the collaborative power of Shorter Loop by linking potential whiteboard discussions to backlog items, creating alignment between brainstorming and execution.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Product Backlog in Agile?
In an agile framework, the product backlog serves as a dynamic and evolving document that captures the requirements and desired features for a product.
What is 'Product Backlog in Scrum'
In Scrum, the product backlog serves as the repository for all desired product features, and it is continuously refined and prioritized throughout the project.
Product Backlog vs. Sprint Backlog
The product backlog contains all the desired product features and user stories, while the sprint backlog consists of a subset of items from the product backlog, selected for a specific sprint.
How is the Product Backlog Created?
The product backlog is created based on various inputs, including customer feedback, market research, business requirements, and ongoing prioritization discussions with stakeholders.
What is the Meaning of the Product Backlog?
The product backlog represents a prioritized list of desired features, enhancements, and user stories for a product, providing a roadmap for its development.
What is the 3-level product backlog in Shorter Loop?
The 3-level product backlog in Shorter Loop is a structured framework that organizes your product features and tasks into three distinct levels – Epics, Stories, and Tasks. This hierarchy helps in managing the complexity of product development and ensures detailed tracking and prioritization.
Is the Product Backlog a Subset of the Sprint Backlog?
No, the product backlog encompasses all desired features and stories for the product, while the sprint backlog includes only the selected items for a particular sprint.
Is it possible to customize the product backlog and task board?
Absolutely! Both the product backlog and task board in Shorter Loop are highly customizable. You can tailor them according to your project's specific needs, ensuring they align perfectly with your team's workflow and project requirements.
Workflow Management vs. Backlog Management vs. Project Management vs. Product Management vs. Program Management
Workflow management focuses on optimizing processes, backlog management involves organizing and prioritizing tasks, project management provides oversight for a specific project, product management entails strategic planning and development, and program management oversees a group of related projects.
How is Product Backlog Refinement Done?
Product backlog refinement involves regular meetings with the product owner and development team to review, clarify, and prioritize backlog items for upcoming sprints.
Which Teams Are Responsible for the Product Backlog and Why?
The product owner is primarily responsible for managing and prioritizing the product backlog, collaborating closely with the development team, stakeholders, and customers to ensure alignment with business goals and customer needs.
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