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Use the Innovation Backlog to manage app and flow ideas

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We’re excited to introduce you to the Innovation Backlog – a new app that’s part of the Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit.

The Innovation Backlog app gives your business users a place to record and prioritize their wish list of digital innovations. Your teams can use this app to submit ideas for apps and flows and describe pain points with the current process. Using a wizard to describe the current process, team members provide information about the people involved, the tools used, and ways to measure improvement. This information is then used to calculate an ROI and a complexity score.

You can deploy the app in your Power Apps environment or embed the app in Microsoft Teams using Dataverse for Teams.

Browse ideas that have been submitted, vote on ideas or add your own scenarios to an existing idea. From the dashboard, you can also pick the most impactful ideas for your development team to build or select them for an upcoming hackathon.

Innovation Backlog - Browse Ideas

Add your own idea to the Innovation Backlog by describing the current process, people and tools involved.

Innovation Backlog - Add new idea

Describe ways to measure improvement and value – this could time or money savings, or increasing employee or customer engagement.

Innovation Backlog - Describe how to measure value

After the work is delivered, developers can request feedback and testimonials to build their portfolio.

Innovation Backlog - add feedback for the maker


The current release is the first version of the Innovation Backlog – we are already planning further features, such as a dashboard to help with your decision making.

Get started

Directly download the solution pack at

The documentation explains how to set up the Innovation Backlog and how to use the components.

CoE Starter Kit Overview

The Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit is a set of templates that are designed to help you get started with developing a strategy for adopting, maintaining and supporting the Power Platform, with a focus on Power Apps and Power Automate.

The Innovation Backlog can be used standalone and has no dependency on other CoE Starter Kit components.


Although the underlying features and components used to build the Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit (such as Dataverse and connectors) are fully supported, the kit itself represents sample implementations of these features. Our customers and community can use and customize these features to implement admin and governance capabilities in their organizations.

If you face issues with:

  • Using the kit: Report your issue here: (Microsoft Support won’t help you with issues related to this kit, but they will help with related, underlying platform and feature issues.)
  • The core features in Power Platform: Use your standard channel to contact Support.