You can change the terminology and rename modules. To avoid confusion, check the module icon, which is unalterable.
The Board Module is a powerful tool whose primary purpose is to visualize and highlight new feature delivery dates as well as cross-team dependencies. But if you work in non-agile teams, you can plan your tasks and coordinate the work you plan with the other teams.
The Board Module is very helpful during planning sessions (such as Program Increment (PI) Planning or Iteration planning) as it can show capacities across different teams. But there is much more the Board Module can help you with. For example, it can boost the way you monitor Timebox execution thanks to its built-in reporting features and various progress bars that will help you and your team stay on track.
The Board Module also incorporates a timeline that shows important events or milestones. Plus, you can customize the task cards by using the task template creator.
The Board Module includes four elements:
- Module header
- Timeline with markers
- Board with tasks and dependencies
The Board Module utilizes the concept of the Box hierarchy, which needs to be configured first in the Overview Module. You can zoom in on three levels of Boxes, for example:
- Program Increment
If you create multiple sub-Boxes, the Board can display up to two levels down.
The data on the Board can be displayed at one or two levels. For example, at the iteration level only or at the program increment and iteration levels.
The table below describes the Board's main features:
Display or hide swimlanes of various types.
Generate instant reports using charts for each Timebox (reports for upper-level Timeboxes are a BigPicture Enterprise feature).
Adjust the way cards are displayed or quickly collapse all the team swim lanes to get an overview of your teams' progress. View settings include the following features:
Display different dependency types and resolve conflicts:
The export functionality is available only with the BigTemplate add-on.
|Inline editable field|
You can inline edit the text and number fields both on a task card and within the backlog.
Change the layout of the task card and add different fields to provide the right level of information for your team.
Define the capacity of teams and team members.
Filter data using previously created JQL filters in program configuration.
|Show full scope|
Load tasks from lower-level Boxes/hide tasks in lower level Boxes:
The button doesn't affect the backlog on the right because the backlog has its own separate show/hide lower-level tasks button.
|Show tasks with dependencies|
Hide tasks that don't have any dependencies:
The button doesn't affect the backlog on the right - only task cards on the left are affected.
Quick search your tasks using:
Additional information about the selected Timebox, which includes the Timebox ID.
Use this mode to hide Jira's and shared App headers.
Dynamic timeline with "Today" and "Zoom" buttons. Click on the timeline's arrows to navigate between Iteration and Program Increments or to add a marker or an important event.
Dynamic backlog sidebar presenting all tasks which can be planned on the Board. Backlog can be displayed as a flat list of tasks or a task structure.
Update task data without refreshing the page. The live sync mode is recommended for distributed teams.