Product Backlog Help

Product Backlog View

In the Product Backlog View, you can prioritize epics, stories, etc. and plan them to releases, sprints and kanban lanes. Unplanned items can be dragged in from the left pane.

In the top menu, you can switch between viewing Releases (and sprints), Milestones, Kanban and Collections. In each of these views, you can add, remove and re-order stories as cards in the different types of containers.



Releases can be added from the top menu. You can then create Sprints (only if enabled on Circle) within the Releases.

You can drag items (Epics, Stories, Issues, etc.) into a release or sprint. Use drag and drop to reorder items. If you want to remove an item from the release or sprint, right-click on the item and select “Remove from Release.”

When an item is dragged into a release, it is planned for the release and the release milestone date will become the deadline for that item. Read more about deadlines and planning here.

When an epic is planned for a release, all the stories below that epic will inherit the release planning and will be indirectly planned (if they are not explicitly planned to a sprint/kanban lane).



One or more Sprints can be created within a Release from its context menu if enabled. Items can then be planned to the Sprint by dragging them from the left pane or from the other containers.

When an item is dragged into a sprint, it is planned to the sprint and the start/end dates of the sprint will be set as the planning period for that item. Read more about deadlines and planning here.


Kanban Lanes

It is only possible to work with Kanban in the Circle if it is enabled from the Circle configuration.

Kanban is a lean method to manage and improve work across human systems. This approach aims to manage work by balancing demands with available capacity and by improving the handling of system-level bottlenecks.

When an item is dragged into a kanban lane, it is planned period is derived from the time of planning and the Planned Lead Time of the kanban lane. Read more about deadlines and planning here.



Items can be dragged into and reordered in Milestones. Adding an item to a milestone will affect its deadline. Read more here.


Collections can be used to create custom, ordered sets of items. They do not affect neither planning or deadlines but can be a convenient tool for managing sets of items in the planning process.

Collections can (like the other containers) also be shown in the left pane (choose Show in Left Pane) and items in collections can thereby be dragged into a release, sprint, kanban lane or milestone container.