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Understanding Doom Score

NitroIQ auto-scores issues in your backlog with a proprietary algorithm.

Why Doom Score Matters

Doom Score is a measure of impending concerns for Backlog issues that aren't believed to be ready for Sprint-assignment.

Auto-assigning a score to every issue, allows you to more easily identify backlog issues that may need some editing before being assigned to a sprint, or even pointed.

How Doom Score is Computed

Doom Score is computed using a proprietary algorithm that scores each backlog issue independently on over 50 different dimensions (issue age, last updated, key fields missing, etc...), applying different weights to each factor.


Issues with a Doom Score of 2 or higher are considered to be in a critical state and should be reviewed and addressed as soon as possible.