Kanban Board

At Kanbanara?s heart is its kanban board. Developed as a Kanban system from the outset. Kanbanara is centered around its kanban board, its main page being the kanban board itself. Its kanban board is not a bolt-on to an existing non-agile PM tool. This will possess the columns representing the steps and states of your workflow that cards pass through from inception to completion.

Saying Kanbanara has one Kanban board is a little simplistic as in fact the cards that get displayed in the columns can be in one of 46 different formats depending on which aspect of a card you wish to zero in on. The available card formats are Tabbed, Absenteeism, Activity, AffectsVersion, Attachments, Attributes, Avatar, Blockages, Bypass Reviews, Children, Class Of Service, Comments, Co-Owner, Co-Reviewer, Cost, Creator, CRM Cases, Customer, Days in State, Deadline, Deferrals, Difficulty, Emotions, Escalation, External Reference, FixVersion, Focus, Hashtags, Identifier, Iteration, Last Changed, Last Touched, Lipsum, Next Action, New, Owner Unassigned, Reassignments, Recidivism, Recurring, Release, Reopened, Resolution, Reviewer, Scope Creep, Search, Severity, Similars, Status, Subteam, Test Cases, Time, Today, Velocity, Votes, Yesterday and Internals.

All outstanding cards for a release, regardless of owner, can be seen on the single kanban board.

Tabbed dialog kanban board defaults to showing Status tab allowing you to clearly see the latest status for a card.

Individual card can be isolated on the kanban board, showing just itself and any children it may possess.

Ability to see the corresponding kanban board for anyone else on the team.

Where a card is missing an attribute so as to fail to display any useful information on a particular kanban board format, the card will still appear but as a placeholder, thereby reminding the team member to not forget about such a card!

Available Kanban Boards

Tabbed Kanban Board

The tabbed kanban board format shows each card with a number of tabs, thereby allowing each card to contain much more information than in other formats.

Absenteeism Kanban Board

The absenteeism kanban board format alerts you to whether anyone on your team will be absent and unable, say, to review a card you are waiting for.

Activity Kanban Board

The Activity Kanban Board singles out those cards having been updated in the preceding 24 hours.

AffectsVersion Kanban Board

The AffectsVersion Kanban Board singles out those cards having had its affectsversion attribute set.

Attachments Kanban Board

The Attachments Kanban Board singles out those cards possessing attachments.

Attributes Kanban Board

The attributes kanban board shows all the set attributes for each card.

Avatar Kanban Board

The avatar kanban board shows the owner, co-owner, reviewer and co-reviewer avatars for each card.

Blockages Kanban Board

The Blockages Kanban Board singles out those cards which are currently blocked.

Bypass Reviews Kanban Board

The Bypass Reviews Kanban Board singles out those cards that are set to bypass the testing state(s).

Children Kanban Board

The Children Kanban Board singles out those cards possessing children.

Class Of Service Kanban Board

The Class of Service Kanban Board singles out those cards having their class of service attribute set.

Comments Kanban Board

The Comments Kanban Board singles out those cards having had one or more comments added.

Co-Owner Kanban Board

The Co-Owner Kanban Board singles out those cards having had a co-owner assigned.

Co-Reviewer Kanban Board

The Co-Reviewer Kanban Board singles out those cards having had a co-reviewer assigned.

Cost Kanban Board

TO BE COMPLETED

Creator Kanban Board

TO BE COMPLETED

CRM Cases Kanban Board

The CRM Cases Kanban Board singles out those cards having had an CRM case number assigned.

Custom Attributes Kanban Board

The Custom Attributes Kanban Board shows just a card?s custom attributes.

Customer Kanban Board

The Customer Kanban Board singles out those cards having had a customer assigned.

Days in State Kanban Board

The Days in State Kanban Board highlights the number of days each card has remained in its current state.

Deadline Kanban Board

The Deadline Kanban Board singles out those cards to which a deadline has been set.

Deferrals Kanban Board

The Deferrals Kanban Board singles out those cards that have been deferred, the reason as to why and on which date (if set) when they will be undeferred. This deferral mechanism also doubles for placing a card ‘on hold?.

Difficulty Kanban Board

The Difficulty Kanban Board highlights the difficulty rating assigned to each card.

Emotions Kanban Board

The Emotions Kanban Board singles out those cards having had an emotion assigned.

Escalation Kanban Board

The Escalation Kanban Board singles out those cards having had an escalation assigned.

External Reference Kanban Board

The External Reference Kanban Board singles out those cards having had an external reference assigned.

FixVersion Kanban Board

The FixVersion Kanban Board singles out those cards having had a fixversion assigned.

Focus Kanban Board

The Focus Kanban Board shows which cards are currently in focus and at what date a card was last in focus.

Hashtags Kanban Board

The Hashtags Kanban Board singles out those cards having had one or more hashtags assigned.

Identifier Kanban Board

The Identifier Kanban Board highlights the identifier automatically assigned to each card.

Iteration Kanban Board

The Iteration Kanban Board singles out those cards assigned to an iteration.

Last Changed Kanban Board

The Last Changed Kanban Board highlights the date each card was last changed.

Last Touched Kanban Board

The Last Touched Kanban Board highlights the date each card was last touched.

Lipsum Kanban Board

The Lipsum Kanban Board shows just a card?s title but as Lorem Ipsum style text. A card?s real title can be seen as a popup when hovered over.

Next Action Kanban Board

The Next Action Kanban Board singles out those cards to which a next action date has been set, showing placeholders for the rest.

New Kanban Board

The New Kanban Board singles out those cards having arrived into a particular column/state within the last 24 hours.

Owner Unassigned Kanban Board

The Owner Unassigned Kanban Board singles out those cards still requiring an owner to be assigned.

Reassignments Kanban Board

TO BE COMPLETED

Recidivism Kanban Board

The Recidivism Kanban Board singles out those cards that have been moved backwards on the kanban board and what their current recidivism rate is.

Recurring Kanban Board

The Recurring Kanban Board singles out those cards scheduled to be recurring upon closure.

Release Kanban Board

The Release Kanban Board singles out those cards assigned to a release.

Reopened Kanban Board

The Reopened Kanban Board singles out those cards which have been reopened after being closed.

Resolution Kanban Board

TO BE COMPLETED

Reviewer Kanban Board

The Reviewer Kanban Board singles out those cards still requiring a reviewer to be assigned or those bypassing the review stage altogether, otherwise it just displays the name of the reviewer.

Scope Creep Kanban Board

Search Kanban Board

Severity Kanban Board

The Severity Kanban Board highlights the severity to each card.

Similars Kanban Board

TO BE COMPLETED

Status Kanban Board

TO BE COMPLETED

Subteam Kanban Board

Test Cases Kanban Board

TO BE COMPLETED

Time Kanban Board

TO BE COMPLETED

Today Kanban Board

The Today Kanban Board singles out those cards which you need to deal with today.

Velocity Kanban Board

TO BE COMPLETED

Votes Kanban Board

Yesterday Kanban Board

The Yesterday Kanban Board singles out those cards which you changed or touched yesterday.

Internals Kanban Board

The Internals Kanban Board shows all the attributes of each card, including their internal ones.

States Kanban Board

The States Kanban Board is only utilised by the ‘Disowned by Workflow? column.

Push or Pull

Card can’t be moved to a new state if its children forbid it.

Stripes

Any buffer column on the kanban board will have diagonal stripes as its background. Any reviewer-centric column on the kanban board will have horizontal stripes as its background. All other columns will have a black background.

Drag And Drop

A card may be dragged and dropped from one state to another on the kanban board, even backwards if deemed necessary. Depending on where a card is dropped, the priority may be altered as well. Dropping on a particular priority section in the new state will alter the priority accordingly. Dropping on the new state?s header will preserve the priority as is.

Drag and drop is fully implemented on both the kanban board and the backlog sorter, allowing you to not only drag a card from one state to another, but also change its priority, and in the case of the backlog sorter, a card?s severity also, as required.

Waiting

The waiting section within a particular column holds any cards that the team member whose kanban board is currently being viewed has completed and moved to the next state but a corresponding owner/co-owner/reviewer/co-reviewer has yet to do the same.

Deferrals

An individual card can be deferred or placed on hold either indefinitely or until a specified date. Unlike other project management systems, a card can be deferred whilst in any state except closed.

Warnings

Warning given if in a Testing column but no reviewer assigned.

Date for next action can be individually set per card. Visual notification/warning will be given when date is approaching or has passed. Such cards can be viewed on mass on the Action kanban board.

Due date for completion (deadline) can be individually set per card. Visual notification/warning will be given when date is approaching or has passed. Such cards can be viewed on mass on the Deadline kanban board.

Expedite Swim Lane

Kanbanara features an expedite swim lane allowing you to expedite just one card per project at any one time.

Kanbanara possesses an expedite swim lane to allow one card per project to be expedited in order to speed its flow across the kanban board. Just click on the ‘Expedite? option on the required card?s menu to render it expedited, whereupon the expedite swim lane will appear if not already.

Future Projections

In addition to today?s kanban board, Kanbanara allows you to project into the future and see the kanban board of tomorrow and five further days into the future. Any hidden cards destined to have reappeared by then will be shown as such. Any cards deferred or blocked until one such date will be shown normally rather than in the deferred or blocked section.

Last Column/State on Kanban Board

User can set a time period for the number of cards in the last state they want displayed.

As all cards will eventually end up in the last column/state on your kanban board (by default the closed state) one way or another, unless of course deleted, the number of cards displayed can be restricted to those cards closed in the last five years right down to those closed within the last hour.