How do you clean up the DONE column in Kanban with a release that is never supposed to be released?


We have an issue with cleaning up the done column.

We have 2 release, one set of releases which the "end of the month" releases. Another special release for general tweaks and things. "Ad Hoc"

The second version should never be "released" since it hides all the issues from the backlog.

So when we work on both issues and move them to the DONE column. we are not able to clean up the "Ad Hoc" issues.

PS. We need to have those issues associated with "Ad Hoc" to help keep track of them in another integrated software we using

Any idea on how to get around this?

2 answers

You could add a specific component or label to those issues, then in the board query set it to look at the issues in the project that != that field value. 

I do a similar thing, except I'll schedule a "release" every two weeks. Keep in mind this is for a project that doesn't release software. Not sure if that helps.


Lastly, you could map "Ad Hoc" to a different terminating status like "Ad Hoc Complete" or "Ad Hoc Done" and not display it on the board. The upside is, it won't show on the board. The downside is, you'll have to transition it within the ticket and can't drag it.

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