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How do I set up sections in Kanban backlog?


Me and my teams are also trying to find out how it´s possible to set up the sections in Kanban set up for Jira. Something similar to what you can do with sprints in Scrum backlog.

For example, we need a section "ready for refinement" and "ready for planning" to visualize our flow of the tickets before they are selected to be worked on.

Examples of the "sections" are attached.

Are options that let that happen in Kanban set up?

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Warren Community Leader Sep 05, 2019

Hi @aliona.danilenko 

No I don't think that you can achieve what you're after, what @Ollie Guan_携程 shows above is only the first column on the Kanban board, but you wouldn't be able to have multiple "sections" in the backlog view.

The only way I could see you getting around this is to have 2 Kanban boards, where the first board has columns "Ready for Refinement", "Ready for Planning" and a column which is the first column on the next board. The next board will then have your standard columns / workflow. You would need to add the extra columns into the workflow.

Jack Community Leader Sep 05, 2019

Correct. The common workaround/solution is multiple boards.

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Hi @aliona.danilenko ,

Screenshot: sample Kanban backlog (with an issue selected), with Backlog and Selected for Development as board columns


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