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Printing the backlog as paper cards

Johanna Lindh Jan 28, 2013

I read in a Scrum book that if you use a digital backlog and sprint board like GreenHopper you can get the best of both worlds by printing the backlog items out as separate cards before sprint planning and grooming. The idea is that if team members get to touch, sort, and scribble on the cards ideas are formed quicker and the meetings are more effective.

Is there a functionality for printing out the backlog issues on paper that one can cut into cards? Ideally leaving some room for scribbles for each issue. (Maybe there's a third-party script?)

8 answers

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Malcolm B. Anderson Mar 06, 2015

This only works if you are using the classic form (no longer in use)

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Katarzyna Derenda May 05, 2015

You may like to try Agile Cards for JIRA from Spartez for both JIRA Server and Cloud. You can print selected issues from the backlog in the Plan view as well as all issues in a given sprint. Plus, you can take a photo of your pin- / magnetic board with printed issues and update your board in JIRA automatically. In a few days' we are going to have a major release with graphical card editor.

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Flying Agile Aug 07, 2014

For JIRA and JIRA Agile (former Greenhopper) you can use this plugin https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.flyingagile.jira.plugin.aip

If you try this plugin please share your review to improve it in the future. Thanks

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Leo von Klenze Oct 28, 2014

If you wan't to design your cards to your needs you may also try our new add-on:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.tngtech.jira.plugins.issueprinter

We would be happy to get some feedback!

0 votes
Paul Pasler Nov 12, 2014

You could also checkout our plugin InstaPrinta,

which provides the feature to print directly via IPP, without creating a PDF first.

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Ferenc Kiss [Midori] Apr 16, 2016

Install the JIRA PDF View Plugin and it will extend your JIRA Agile boards with "export to PDF" funtionality.

The PDF files are generated from templates, so you can add white space for your "quick ideas" in the template. 

See more details about this integration

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Przemyslaw Chudzinski [extensi] Community Leader Jun 26, 2016 • edited Aug 13, 2017

hi @Johanna Lindh

You can do it using the Agile Board FIlter + Agile Cards

unprinted.pngSee latest video how to print unprinted issues only

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