Icebox (deprecated) – iceScrum

Documentation This documentation applies only to iceScrum v7.
For old iceScrum R6, read the documentation or migrate.

This App is deprecated. Use the “Story workflow” App instead.

Move interesting stories out of the way by keeping them frozen for later use.


This App provides an alternative to deletion that allows to keep stories that do not bring immediate value, but instead deserves to be stored for later use, e.g. an interesting idea that does not belong to the current release vision.

Freeze a story

Once the App is enabled, the Product Owner can freeze a story from its menu. Just as the regular deletion, freezing is only available from the Sandbox and the Product Backlog. When it is frozen, the story gets the new state “Frozen”, and if it had an estimate then it is erased.

Once Frozen, the story leaves the Sandbox or the Product backlog and you will find it in the “All” backlogs and in Custom backlogs which filter is matched by the story. You can create easily an “Icebox” custom backlog by filtering stories with the “Frozen” state.

Unfreeze a story

It may make sense to bring the story back to the regular iceScrum workflow. Thus, you can unfreeze it so it goes to the Sandbox, accept it to the Product Backlog or turn it into a Feature or an Urgent Task.

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