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Using Kanban and Scrum boars simultaneously


Is it possible to use in one project Kanban and Scrum boards simultaneously? The team is working by sprints, providing functionality (scrum board), but also needs to fix bugs as they come (Kanban).

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Yes.  You can give the boards the same board filter, so that they have the same view of the issues.  Or you could give them different filters (For example, for your bugs, use "Project = XYZ and issuetype = bug" and for the Kanban, and then "Project = XYZ and issuetype != bug" for the developer's Scrum board)

Be aware though:

  • Do not have more than one Scrum board for any given team - it will make a mess. 
  • When using Scrum, never have a card appear on more than one Scrum board - not so much of a mess, but it will go wrong for you at some point
  • Use as many Kanbans as you want, but bear in mind the two educational points below
  • Educate your people that
    • Boards are a view.  If you change something via a board, you're changing an issue.  Which may be appearing on other boards
    • Kanban and Scrum use "fix version" very differently (unless you mess with the Kanban filter to change the behaviour)
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Hi. yes you can.

on the kanban board configuration general screen, you should find the 'Kanban board sub-filter'.  Replace the query with this: 
issuetype = bug and (fixVersion in unreleasedVersions() OR fixVersion is EMPTY).


For the scrum board, if you want to filter out certain issue types, copy the existing filter (which is displayed also on the board general configuration) and after amending it, save it and apply it on the scum board

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