Review the basics

Features board: Set up basic planning columns

On the Features board you can also add columns to help you plan, and monitor features as you prepare to deliver them.

  • For capturing effort estimates, decide whether you'll be using productboard's native effort field or a custom field (e.g. t-shirt size dropdown). More info
  • Use the task columns to capture tasks that will need to take place in order for features to be developed or launched (e.g. specification, prototyping, final designs, development, release notes). More info

Add some releases

Releases are used to group features that will be launched together. Releases can be useful for grouping features on the Features board and Roadmap.

Agile teams often define releases around more specific time periods in the short run (this month, next month) but become broader as the time horizon extends into the future (next quarter, later...) More info

You can also create multiple release groups to manage different teams' release schedules, or to define different sets of relaeses each with its own significance (e.g. more granular delivery releases versus high-level time horizons to appear on your Roadmap). More info

Customize feature status values

In productboard, feature status is a handy way to show what phase a feature is in within the overarching product development lifecycle. Customize your feature status values to match the high-level phases feature ideas progress through at your organization.

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