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Working with Kanbans

The Kanban board view is a powerful visualization of pipelines and has the unique functionality to handle parallel workflows.

Before entering this view you must first create a kanban.

Accessing the Kanban view

The Kanban view can be accessed in two ways:

1) If you go to the board view and then select a Kanban board mode:

2) If you go to the Pipelines, kanbans & workflows window you go can go to the board view directly:

Working with the Kanban view

The Kanban view displays each step in the Pipeline / Kanban in a horizontal structure based on the dependencies within the Kanban.

·By dragging each Kanban item forward you complete a step in that Kanban.

·By dragging each Kanban item backward you set a step in that kanban to incomplete.

·By dragging an item to the Kanban completed flag you complete the whole Kanban at once.

1.WIP means "Work In Progress" and tells you how many items are ongoing in each step. This is a powerful tool to see where bottlenecks exists within a project.

If cards turn red instead of green they are overdue, this is decided by Takt time / Max duration for this task which can be set on each step in the Kanban.

 

Kanban options for WIP and Takt time

Two core Kanban options are available on a Kanban step: WIP (Work in Progress) maximum and Takt time / Max duration for this task

Setting them have this effect in the Kanban view, WIP turns red if there are too many items in that step and the "Time left" text turns red if an item is overdue in Takt time:

Takt time is also available in the Schedule view.

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