#84 – The Story

The different types of work needed to be done in your sprint, such as new features, maintenance, technical debt reduction, can be represented as PBIs or Non-Functional Requirements. If you want to control how much time and effort you spend on the different categories, you can categorize it and allocate capacity explicitly to the different types of work. If it’s not in your backlog, make sure to reduce your team’s capacity accordingly at Sprint Planning and plan for a lower velocity. Or, just add all the work to your backlog.