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How can we implement WIP limits at a Swimlane level in a column?

In a Kanban board, while we could implement WIP limits at Column level, how can we implement WIP limits at a Swimlane level in a column?

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A plugin or app that might address this issue: Advanced Agile & Kanban Boards by Release Management.

On JIRA Cloud this is now possible. WIP per swimlane.

How is this done?

Like Greg likes this

@Edward Sigamani go to your Board > Configure > Columns and you can set a MIN / MAX for each column.

You need to set your Column Constraint = 'Issue Count' before you can set the MIN / MAX

Thanks - yes do have the  Column Constraint = 'Issue Count' before you can set the MIN / MAX but still cannot have WIP limit set at swimlane level within a column.

@Edward Sigamani do you see the following that I've highlighted? The column MIN / MAX would limit the number of cards you can have in any column at any time. Are you talking about hours and not cards?

jira-min-max-constraints.PNG

Thanks

Like Mars Penton likes this

The OP is asking about setting WIP limits at a swimlane (horizontal grouping) level. I wish this was possible as well as the option to set WIP limits per person or component. Sad that Jira has been "gathering interest" on these capabilities for nearly a decade and yet has such scant support for Kanban practices.

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this is still not possible?

Like Abhi Singh likes this

It would be very helpful to group columns and add a maximum limit to the group as a whole.

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