The Backlog and Team Backlog module help you manage product development, rank development items, and plan development cycles.
The backlog is a list of items to handle during product development. In ALM Octane, you manage the backlog in the Backlog module.
The Backlog module contains:
The tree containing the hierarchy of epics and features, regardless of release.
A grid with separate tabs for Epics, Features, Backlog Items, and tests. The items displayed in the grid update based on the item selected in the tree and any filters:
The Backlog module lets you:
Create epics and features, user stories, or quality stories
Open defects for problems encountered during development, testing, or application deployment
Rank items and plan development cycles
Add tests to epics, features, user and quality stories, or defects
- Track release and sprint development progress
- Add BDD (Behavior-Driven development) specifications. For details, see Create BDD Specifications.
As you work in the Backlog in ALM Octane, follow these work phases:
|Build the product backlog||
Add epics, features, user stories, quality stories, defects, and tests. When you complete or update the list, rank items.
|Plan a release||
Assign features, user stories, quality stories, and defects to specific releases. Then, assign them to a sprint and a team.
|Manage the team backlog||
Select specific team members to perform the work. While the team works, track progress of the team.
|Work on your stories||
Locate items assigned to you, add tasks, and update your progress.
|Create and run tests||
While working on your items, add tests to check that your development works as expected.
View progress throughout the Backlog module.
|Assign items to application modules||
Assign items to application modules to help assess application quality.