Product owners have the final say in the order of product backlog items. As product owner, I sometimes have a hard time backtracing how the items were exactly ordered after a developer accidentely dragged and dropped a backlog item on the product backlog.
On the other hand, a developer should be able to change the status of a user story once the user story is inside a sprint backlog.

So I propose two things:
1. "Developer" users cannot change the order of the product backlog
2. "Developer" users can adjust properties (e.g. "status" field) of a user story once the user story is part of a sprint.


  • Yes, and... Part of the challenge is that some contexts make more sense than others for backlog order change. For example, Product-backlog view versus the Team Room boards and list view. Perhaps review and improve contexts where changing backlog makes sense too.