Avatar of Dev Dev
Dev Dev
 asked on

what are some best practices for prioritizing which tasks to add to a sprint?

We have a backlog of hundreds of items, what are some best practices for prioritizing which ones should be done next?
Project ManagementScrum

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
Mohamed Shalaby

8/22/2022 - Mon
Jeffrey Dake

This is usually where the product owner role on the scrum team comes into play. The product owner should be evaluating which issues should be worked on first.

If you are ewe ally unsure where too start I would start with identifying dependencies. If there are dependencies that makes it easier to know where to start.

Where I like to start is focus on what your high level goal or initiative is.  If you can group your items into each of these higher levels categories you can then prioritize which one of those is the most important to your team. Then you tackle the issues under that initiative. This also helps with maintaining focus for your development team.
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Mohamed Shalaby

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
Mohamed Shalaby

Has been answered
Experts Exchange is like having an extremely knowledgeable team sitting and waiting for your call. Couldn't do my job half as well as I do without it!
James Murphy