Typically, for our agile development, we are using a JIRA board with backlog and active sprint (Kanban) views, which is working great. But we now have a somewhat unique team scenario we need a new board/dashboard/report set up for, for managers, and your advice is appreciated. Here is what we want:
• The team will have 2 projects.
• Each project has milestones, which are quarters (Q1, Q2, etc.). - For this, I was going to use versions.
• Epics will be features, and under those will be stories, tasks, and bugs
I have no problem getting both projects to appear on one board. What I need help on configuring a board or dashboard to have the following Kanban view:
• Columns are versions (Q1, Q2, etc.)
• Swimlanes are epics
Granted, I could just name by columns to Q1, Q2...and name by swimlanes to the features, but the reason why I want the data to pull from the version names and epic names as this view is for managers, while we will have a board that the developers use, meaning these need to be real epics and real versions.
Your Kanban board is not a Kanban board.
A column on a board is a status, or set of status, indicating an issue's progress through the process. It's not a version because a version is not a status.
For the not-Kanban view you describe, you'll need code, although rather than try to do it yourself, I'd be tempted to take a good look at Comalatech's Canvas product.
Right (on the Kanban piece). I should say, I am looking for a matrix (the Kanban view is just a good example of a great way to visualize the data) with an X and Y axis.
I played with some of the plugins for dashboards, and they just don't seem to do the trick. I was hoping for a dashboard solution for this.
I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
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