Switching from a Kanban board to a Sprint Edited

We have a Kanban board set up for an existing Managed Services project. The tasks would be easier to manage as Sprints, so we now want to change from a Kanban board to a Scrum board.

Does anyone have any idea how we do this? 

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Create a Scrum board and point it at your project.

The boards are technically independent of the project and each other, so you can use many boards that view the same range of issues in different ways.

Thanks Nic. At the moment, it's not giving me an option to create a scrum board under this project. It is only giving me a Kanban option. I think when the project was set up it was set up as Software with Kanban task board, and there is also an option when creating a new project to choose Software scrum task management - just not sure how I change this under an existing project.

Ah, you don't do it from the project - try "boards -> create board", select "Scrum" as the type and "create from project"

Perfect! Done. Thanks Nic :)

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Tarun Sapra Community Champion Jul 26, 2017

You can't *modify* an existing kanban board into a scrum board. Rather create a new Scrum board based on the same filter which is being used by the Kanban board and start managing the backlog and creating sprints.

Thanks Tarun. All sorted.

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I believe tthat you cannot change an existing kanban board to Scrum Board. But you can create new Scrum board keeping your existing Kanban board. Also, you need to define your objectives before you go ahead of creating another borad-Scrum. If your work involves defining the work items as stories for example and delivering the work in short sprints/iterations and your team wish to track and manage work progress over period of time then it is great to have Scrum board as it also comes with lot more reporting options as compared to Kanban. But if your work is continuous in nature as in the case of many QA teams where they have to continuously test the resolved defcets or even in UAT team where they have to keep picking up QA passed defects, Kanban should be fine.



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