Separate Backlog from Kanban Board

We are small team with a large backlog. We are using Kanban. We want the backlog to be on a separate board (same project) to reduce the amount of issues visible to the devs. 

Currently, we have Kanban set up with Backlog - In Development - QA Backlog - QA - Done. I want to just move the Backlog column to its own board. Is that possible? 

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Warren Levy Community Champion Jan 05, 2018

Hi Mary

At it's simplest, if you go to Board settings then Columns, you can drag the Backlog "status" item into the Unmapped statuses section on the right and then the Backlog column won't show for that board.

Depending on the version of Jira that you have, a better way is to use the Kanban Backlog feature. Again looking at the Columns section, I have what the screen below is showing, which then enables a Kanban Backlog in addition to the Kanban board i.e. it does exactly what you are asking for


Jack Brickey Community Champion Jan 05, 2018

I second the use of Kanban Backlog approach. It keeps everything in one easy to access location yet separates the backlog (To Do) items from the active (In Progress & Done) issues.

You may want to create a secondary agile board and run sprints if you just want to see work the team has dedicated time to.

The kanban board in edit mode, will let you move statuses to the backlog.

Thanks for the advice!

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