Sprint backlog priority chnage

Once a sprint is built is there a way to change the priority of the sprint backlog without kicking everything and pulling it back in a different order?

If not can this feature be added?

Statement from Kunagi Team

Will not implement. See comments for details.


Issue is closed.


Fri, Aug 24, 2012, 15:26 by artjom (PO,T)

This is not possible, because in Scrum, after a Team has commited to a set of Stories, the Product Owner should no longer be able to interfere with the Team's self-organization and work.

By changing the priority, the PO could sabotage the Team's self organization: Today, the Team would start working on Story A (that has a high priority), but right before they complete it, the PO changes the priority. Not Story B is of higher priority than Story A and the Team needs to shift their work to Story B. Unfortunately, they have taken up too much work during Sprint planning and cannot complete Story B in time.

Now, both Story A and Story B are 90% complete, but are not done as for the requirements: The Team has completed nothing and all their work is wasted. If the PO had not changed the priority of the Stories half way through the Sprint, the Team would have completed and delivered Story A,

Wed, Nov 13, 2013, 13:53 by Stefan Höhn

However, if a team together with the PO defines that a new prio makes more sense then a new prio should be possible.

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