Kanban Board - counting points

Right now we have to count points manually, it will be cool to see sum of points above each column.

  • Maciej Kucharz
  • Apr 29 2015
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  • Derek Bambach commented
    June 18, 2015 18:41

    It would be nice to see the points totaled the same way for each release parking lot, too.

  • Jared Hatch commented
    September 18, 2015 19:33

    I might be missing something here, so be nice with the comments back, but I don't see the points on the individual cards--at least I don't see them in the attached screenshot. Will they be there when this releases?

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    Chris Waters commented
    September 18, 2015 21:45

    This screenshot is from our account where we use time for estimation rather than points. So you can see 4d, 5d, etc, in the top right of each card. If you use points for estimation then the point count for each feature will appear in the top right of each card. 

    We just added this idea into our feature backlog and expect to implement it over the next few weeks.

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    Ron Yang commented
    September 21, 2015 23:55

    As Chris mentioned, we are starting to take a closer look at this idea, but we are hoping for some clarification on the request.

    • Is the use case to show the column point totals when using the Kanban board in traditional sense of columns for "To Do," "Doing," "Done"?
    • Or is the intent to use the Kanban board as a workflow chart with status like Under Consideration, In Design, Ready to Develop, In Developement Shipped?

    If the latter, the point totals might not be quite as helpful because the Point Totals estimates are done at the Feature level (and not at each of the individual feature status levels).

    Any feedback would be appreciated as we start to firm up details for this idea.

  • Brian Dreyer commented
    September 22, 2015 13:24

    For me personally, it basically adds details to a burn down chart.  I would use it just as the proposed screen shot indicates as I've set up custom status to match our JIRA statuses.  JIRA is terrible at reporting by development stage, so this would allow us to report on how many features/stories AND points are done and remaining.  Simply looking at the quantity of features or stories alone isn't enough since they are not of equal effort. Adding points gives the viewer of the report knowledge of how much effort is remaining and completed.

    One customization option could be to sum the total original estimate by feature for each status column or show just the remaining estimate.  I would probably leave it on remaining effort for day to day reporting and management status reports.


    Hope that helps.  Thanks!