How do I decompose a backlog item into tasks in the Agile Planner?

Backlog items in EPM Live consist of user stories, defects, or tasks. These Backlog items are the work items that will be completed during an iteration (Sprint). During iteration planning, the Backlog items are usually decomposed into one or more tasks. This lesson covers decomposing a backlog item into two tasks inside the Project Agile Planner.

1. Click the Backlog Link

  • Click the Backlog link on the Navigation Menu.

2. Expand the Project Name

  • Click the plus sign to the left of the project name to expand the list.

3. Click the Edit Plan Button

  1. Select the Backlog item
  2. Click the Edit Plan button.

4. Drag the Backlog Item into an Iteration

  • Drag the backlog item up and drop it under the iteration.

5. View the Backlog Item

View the backlog item.

6. Select the Backlog Item

  • Select the backlog item to be decomposed.

7. Click the Task Button

  1. Click the Task button under the Tasks tab.
  2. Enter the title of the task.

8. Click the Task Button

  1. Click the Task button under the Tasks tab.
  2. Enter the title of the task.

9. Click the Indent Arrow Button

  1. Select the added task.
  2. Click the Indent arrow button.

10. Click the Indent Arrow Button

  1. Select the added task.
  2. Click the Indent arrow button.

11. Select the Task Option

  1. Click the Category drop down menu.
  2. Select the Task option for the added tasks.

12. Enter Estimated Points

  • Click in the Estimated Points column and enter the number of estimated points.

13. View the Available Points

  • Tap your Enter key and view the adjusted Available Points.

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