How does the effort field work?

The effort field in Productboard is designed to be flexible, so it accepts any numerical value. However, the auto-suggested values that appear when you select the field are on the story point scale (similar to Fibonacci).

The effort field can be used in the following ways:

Displaying the effort field

Relevant to Legacy boards only

To display the effort field on a features board: 

  1. Click AddColumnButton.svg Add columns button.
  2. On the sidebar, click on Default fields.
  3. Toggle on the Effort field.


To display the effort field on most roadmaps: 

  1. Click the configure.svg Configure button on the top right of the roadmap.
  2. Toggle on the Effort field.


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