Backlog Management Tools

A backlog is a major part of agile management systems, such as Scrum and Kanban, but organizing the main goals for your project is essential no matter how you work. The way you choose to manage your backlog is up to you, but with Bitrix24, you have a vast array of tools to write down the backbone of your projects.

Organize Projects With One Tool

Bitrix24 has a diverse set of backlog management tools, but all of them can naturally be grouped under the project management umbrella. 

With our task management tools, you can set an unlimited amount of tasks, then get into the specifics with subtasks. 

Assign tasks to your team members to give them ownership and responsibility over their work.

You can color code your tasks to easily identify different areas of your project, and zoom in and out for big-picture and task-by-task views.

Now you’ve got your tasks in order, add a document that outlines your end goals to your backlog project management.

Turn Priorities Into a Scrum Backlog

One of the most famous agile project management systems, the scrum methodology is fully included with Bitrix24. 

A backlog is one of the crucial elements of the scrum method, and it is always visible for your scrum master and product owner to see. 

Bitrix24 comes with unlimited scrum boards, task time tracking, a project calendar, and so much more, making this one of our best backlog management tools out there. 

Rather than using a physical scrum board, you can keep everything in one place and integrate your project management tool with all your other Bitrix24 features.

Implement Kanban Into Workflows

With Bitrix24, scrum isn’t the only agile backlog management tool you can use. 

Task management tools also give you a Kanban view, so you can see the entire lifecycle of your project, from your backlog, through tasks in progress to those that are done.

Filters, the search feature, and Smart Kanban, which automatically show you the last project you were working on, make Kanban boards a seriously popular project management tool. 

Keep an eye on your backlog as you assign tasks a priority, and make continuous improvements to the amount of work you set to get that perfect balance between motivation and productivity.

Combine Backlog Tasks With a Gantt Chart

Gantt charts are another dynamic way of visualizing your tasks, both those big month-long ones and the small five-minute ones. 

Bitrix24 gives you this view as standard, and you can share it with your entire team as well as having your personal tasks.

To take things one step further, add in some dependencies that assign tasks only if previous tasks have been started or completed.

Automate notifications to alert your team when tasks become available and start focusing on what really needs your attention.

Restrict Access To Keep Full Control of Key Documents

If you choose to use the Bitrix24 Drive as one of your backlog management tools, you can restrict editing access on your master documents to avoid any unwanted changes being made. 

As the project manager, you’ll often want to be the sole owner of your files, only giving viewing access to those on your team.

However, there are times when sharing access is a wise idea, and luckily it’s easy to do. Simply choose who you want to give editing permission to and you’re done!

Now you can collaborate on documents together and sync all the changes.

Add Backlog to Your Company Knowledge Base

Another of the Bitrix24 backlog management tools is a company knowledge base

Add all that important information about your company to this online space so everyone knows where to go for key information. 

It can double as a useful onboarding tool, with information from your vision and mission to detailed guides on how each department works.

Use your company knowledge base to store you'r backlogs for each project for full transparency across the whole company. It will help other departments identify each team’s priorities and align the business as one.

Fix Deadlines on Team Calendars

It’s great being able to organize your tasks, but backlog management tools work best alongside other functionalities. 

Bitrix24’s all-in-one software means you can immediately see your tasks on your calendar. Set reminders, repeat tasks by day, week, or month, and make sure you start your day with a clear to-do list.

You can set up as many calendars as you need and share them with your team or across the whole organization. 

As a project management tool, a team calendar lets you set deadlines that can be seen by everybody for full transparency.

Use Backlog Management Tools On-The-Go

It’s the 21st century, no project management software should be restrictive. 

You can download Bitrix24 on iOS and Android, giving your team a range of options for how to use it. 

Similarly, you don’t need to be restricted to your desktops. Whether you’re on a PC, Mac, Linux, or Windows, we’ve got you covered.

Consulting your backlog and assigning tasks when you’re traveling is a real time-saver in the long run. 

Also, use the app for communication—whether it’s instant messaging, emailing, or video conferencing. You’ll even get a notification if you’ve missed something.

* Please note that the information may have changed since the publication. For current prices and features please visit Bitrix24 pricing page.

Basic Features

  • Free for small businesses 
  • 5 GB online storage included
  • Unlimited users
  • Unlimited teams
  • Unlimited tasks and subtasks
  • Document management
  • Calendars and scheduling
  • Time tracking
  • API, open source code, mobile apps
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Social Knowledge Sharing

  • Searchable private and public chats
  • Audio and video calls, videoconferencing
  • Online video recording
  • Employee directory and profiles
  • Photo and video sharing
  • Customizable employee profiles
  • Contact information (phone, e-mail, social profiles)
  • Company-wide announcements
  • Company news
  • Company info with weekends, holidays, working time parameters, general rules

Project Management Methods

  • Visual schemes
  • Custom and individual schemes
  • A mind map from scratch
  • Ready-made templates
  • All standard mind map features
  • Extended features like assign users, create tasks and events
  • Import, export mind maps

Online Document Storage

  • Online documents & file sharing
  • 5 GB storage free
  • Unlimited storage $199/mo
  • Company/Department/Employee drives
  • Access rights
  • Cross device files syncing & access (PC/Mac/iOS/Android)
  • Share access rights, a-la Dropbox, via post, chat
  • Time and password restricted sharing

Remote Video Collaboration

  • Custom Backgrounds + Blur
  • Data transfer with an SSL certificate
  • Collaborate During a Video Call
  • CRM Enhanced With Video Calls
  • Zoom meetings directly from Bitrix24

For more information about Bitrix24, head over to our training courses. We also have a great YouTube channel that covers every aspect of Bitrix24, from sales and planning to document management and company internal communication tools. To download the self-hosted edition of Bitrix24 that can be installed on your own server and give you access to open source code, please visit the Bitrix24 Self-Hosted page.

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