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Board view

The main goal of the board view is to create, manage and analyze items by arranging them on a virtual board, simulating the large physical boards often used in agile projects. The board can be configured to display either a swim lane / column matrix, or a Kanban.

A typical Board view, with swim lanes arranged by user and columns by item status

The Board layout toolbar displays selection options for which Sprint (or Kanban) to view, what data to display on the Columns and Lanes, as well as Settings for the item cards themselves.

Sprint view

The sprint view is a matrix of Columns and Lanes. Select a sprint in the Sprint selector, then choose what item data should be represented by the columns and lanes respectively. The board can be zoomed with the mouse wheel, and dragging with the right mouse button will pan-and-scan across the board.

Kanban view

The purpose of the Kanban view is to display all items allocated to a particular type of pipeline. Viewing items in this way allows users to quickly evaluate their work, and to identify and correct bottlenecks should the need arise.

For an in-depth description of the kanban view, read the Kanban chapter of this manual.

Board items

Each item on the board represents a task in a sprint or a pipeline. If the item has been committed from a product backlog, it will be indicated by a backlog icon. Selecting the item and pressing Ctrl + G (Cmd + G) will reveal that item in the product backlog.

A board item committed from the backlog

Custom Groups

By selecting Custom Groups in the Columns section you have a free form area where you can group items together, for example for preliminary release planning, where you do not want to be restricted by lanes and columns.


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