How to create a board that holds work in multiple tiers



I currently use a regular KanBan board to hold work for individuals. The goal is to create visibility of what departments and individuals are working on, what they prioritized, status, etc.

I would like to improve of this by holding the work in 2-3 tiers.

The first tier would be very high level and the board would only have a handful of them.

Tier 2 would define the work further. It is herin my question lay; how do I make it group tier 2 work under it's tier 1 "parent"?

I have tried a board showing Epics as line items and then when you open it up, you can have the tier 2 work under each one.

But, I like the look of the "regular/ board more where the work is structured as blocks within columns and swimlanes.


Thanks for any thoughts!!



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Here's an approach that might give you an idea to start from: Use a kanban board that includes all the work. Use a filter on epics to define swim lanes, Use card colors and quick filters to differentiate between tier one and tier two work within the swim lane.

Tanks for the answer Doug!

This is pretty much the same conclusion I came to..

I structured the work with Epic, Feature and Story, the filtered the swimlanes on Epics.

I also used quick filters to be able to include/exclude Feature and Story items.

How do you propose I use card colors to further organize the work?

Thanks again!


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