5 Practical Tips For PMs To Effectively Manage Design Backlogs

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Let’s start with understanding what a design backlog actually is. One of the most essential parts of the product design process, a design backlog is a prioritized list of features that mirrors the company’s and product’s vision from execution to a full release. Think of it as a centralized log of product optimization initiatives such as new feature additions, changes to existing ones, bug fixes, and architectural optimizations. Every backlog is dynamic in nature, and never truly completed.

A product manager or the lead UX designer holds the charge of creating, prioritizing, and maintaining a design backlog. Let’s look at a few tips that will help you manage a healthy product backlog.

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