GitHub scrum workflow
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- How it works
- 1. Create issues as backlog items
- 2. Add labels to issues
- 3. Define sprints as milestones
- Helpful links
- Change log
How it works
- items are reported as issues
- points and meta data are assigned to items as labels
- milestones are used to group issues in sprints
1. Create issues as backlog items
To create a new backlog item, just create a new issue.
Once a new issue has been created, assign it the right labels and/or assign it to a sprint (milestone).
Issues allow you to have a conversation about the item and even allow you to create task lists inside the issue using GitHub's markdown.
2. Add labels to issues
Add the following labels to your repository:
priority labels allow you to prioritize items in your backlog e.g.:
point labels allow you to to assign velocity points to individual items (issues) e.g. using Fibonacci numbers:
type labels allow you to easily filter items (issues) in the dashboard e.g.:
type:chore: chore, maintenance work
type:feature: new feature
type:infrastructure: infrastructure related
type:performance: performance related
type:test: test related
You can define and assign custom labels that you need within your workflow or organization.
3. Define sprints as milestones
You can create a milestone for every sprint and add items (issues) from the backlog to a milestone.
This allows you to group items in sprints and track them by milestone in your issue dashboard.
The backlog then consists of all items (issues) that have no
milestone attached to it.
no:milestone in the search field on your issue dashboard to find backlog items.
Image: Scrum primer.
- Added documentation for issues, labels and milestones.
- Added summary