Manage the flow of features through their development stages and across releases with a configurable and interactive feature board (Product Backlog > Feature Board).
Use the feature board to manage the flow of features through their stages of development.
Design the feature board to reflect your work process.
The board's columns represent feature statuses.
Configure whether you want the rows, also called swim lanes, to represent the features' owners, types, themes, or releases.
Configure whether the color bars on the cards represent the features' owner, type, theme, or release.
Hover over a card's color bar to see the value represented by the color.
You can control the amount of information on the board by filtering the features or collapsing columns. When fewer columns are displayed, features are displayed in larger cards and more feature details are displayed on each card.
In the image above, the board's swim lanes represent releases and the cards are colored by Owner. We collapsed some board columns to enable Agile Manager to display more detail on each card.
Drag features along the board to change their status. Make sure that you stay within the WIP and Time limits configured for each status. If you exceed the limits, the feature board displays alerts.
The feature board displays up to 100 items. If there are more than 100 items to display, the board displays only the 100 most recently updated features. Fine-tune your filter so that fewer features match the filter and the board can display all relevant items.
If you configure WSJF settings in your workspace, the order of the items on the Feature Board is determined by their overall WSJF score. Otherwise, the items are sorted by rank, which you can modify by dragging cards on the board.
Tip: If WSJF is configured, but the features' WSJF field values are empty, items on the feature board are displayed in random order.
What do you want to do?
Click Configure Feature Board and define feature statuses, including their order, colors, WIP limits, Time limits, and exit criteria. For details, see Configure feature workflow.
Use the toolbar above the board.
Set the swim lanes for the board.
Click Board Settings > Swim Lanes, and select whether to divide the board into swim lanes that represent Owner, Feature Type, Theme, or Release.
Set the colors on the cards.
Click Board Settings > Card Color, and select whether to color the feature cards according to Owner, Feature Type, Theme, or Release.
Specify a threshold for collapsing cards in a cell.
Click Board Settings > Collapsed No. and select a number of cards. If the number of cards in a cell exceeds this number, the cards are hidden and replaced by an expand button. Click the button in a cell to expand its content and view all its cards.
Collapse columns to view more detail on the cards. The level of detail displayed on each feature card depends on the size of the card and the width of the columns in the board. Click in a column to collapse it and hide its content.
Depending on the card size, you might see the feature's name, owner, release, progress bar, ID, number of aggregated BLI story points, and WSJF score.
Use the Filter sidebar to reduce the number of cards displayed on the board:
- On the left of the grid, click the Filter by button to expand the sidebar.
- Click the Add Property button and select a field to filter by.
Select values or type a filter condition.
- Repeat steps 2-3 to add additional filtering conditions.
- In a custom list field, if a list value was removed you can still filter by the removed value. Manually type the value in the condition box.
- The Clear filter button above the board is highlighted when a filter is active.
|Add items to the feature board||
If a feature's status is not set, it is not displayed on the feature board. To add features to the board:
|Update a feature's status||
Drag cards from column to column, while keeping within the WIP and time limits, to track their progress.
Exit criteria, if defined, are displayed in a tooltip in the relevant column's heading.
Make sure that all criteria are met before you move the feature to the next status.
For details on configuring exit criteria, see Configure feature workflow.
|Update a feature's details||
|View feature details||
Do one of the following:
Right-click on the card to access additional actions, such as planning or splitting the feature.
Tip: The Set Theme or Set Application options are available only if there are themes or applications defined in your system.
Click the Print button. All of the cards included in the current filter are printed. For environmental reasons, we print the cards in black on a clear background.
Tip: You may want to use different color notes for different types of features. Filter your Feature Board to display one type of features. Print the cards for each type separately using paper in different colors.
When you print:
Set your print orientation/layout to Landscape.
If you use Internet Explorer, select the Page Setup Print Background Colors and Images option.
The feature board displays alerts in the following cases:
When a column contains more features than allowed by the status's WIP limit, an alert is displayed in the column heading.
When a feature exceeds the time limit for a status, an alert is displayed on the feature's card.
To view the up-to-date status duration, hover over the alert on the feature board card. The time is displayed in the tooltip.
A feature's Status Duration field indicates the number of days and hours the feature has been in the current status. This field is available in a feature's Details view, and the Features grid.
Note: The Status Duration is measured from the moment the feature enters the status. This information is available only if a feature's status changed after the Feature Board was introduced (