Using Kanban Boards

Kanban is a popular method for identifying the status and priority of work items. You can use Kanban boards in Work Center to view your team's velocity, track work items, and avoid bottlenecks throughout the stages of a project. In general, the goal of a Kanban board is to help teams identify the status and priority of work items and track the overall progress of a project.

Kanban boards are populated with cards that represent work items from one or more feeds. You can use work item feeds, external data feeds, or a combination of both to populate your Kanban board with cards.

Each column on a Kanban board represents a different phase of a process. When you create your Kanban board, you define each column by mapping values from one or more status fields from the feeds that you add to the Kanban board view. You can also add sub-columns to represent more granular phases if necessary. When State field values from SBM items are mapped to Kanban columns, you can drag and drop cards between columns, effectively transitioning the item from one state to another.

Two types of Kanban boards are available:

Use cases:

There are several departments and use cases that can benefit from using Kanban boards in Work Center. To learn more about creating Kanban boards, refer to the topics below.