Step 10 - Groomed backlog

Drupal 9 site migration project delivery blueprint


The details on this page represents the goal, activities, deliverables and resources for conducting a groomed backlog as part of a site migration project.

The groomed backlog is step 10 of a 24 step project delivery process Salsa has designed for migrating (or upgrading) sites from a legacy or proprietary CMS to Drupal 9.

An overview of the entire process can be found here: Drupal 9 site migration project delivery blueprint.


3: Planning


Compile upgrade project backlog with stories prioritised


  1. Develop user stories to deliver upgrade project

  2. Assign descriptions, acceptance criteria

  3. Determine solution direction per story

  4. Workflow to arrive at agreement from product owner


  1. JIRA project for upgrade project

  2. Set of stories agreed by Product Owner as ready for development

Resources and templates*

  1. Templated JIRA story samples for site migration project

* to be publically available by Q1 2021 to align with the GovCMS D9 roadmap.  Reach out if you’d like a draft version beforehand.

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