Extra columns in your Backlog spreadsheet
- I'm wondering what extra columns people have added to their Excel
Backlog spreadsheets ... and the ones they've tried to keep out of
It doesn't seem uncommon to want to add things like "assigned to",
"priority", "grouping", "cost center" and the likes.
Some make sense to me, like "grouping" and I can see why "cost center"
is going to be important for some.
Others I go back and forward on. "Assigned to" seems to go against
the idea that it's up to the team members to pick off the tasks they
feel they can/should do. However changed to "point person", it could
become the "client" who sponsers/requests the feature, or just the
developer who's taken on the responsibility to get it done.
And then Priority keeps on wanting to creep in there, but surely it's
not wanted? You agree the backlog at the planning meeting, and then
it should matter...