Kanban Board - Allow usage for idea workflow

The new Kanban board feature is excellent for managing feature workflows, but it would be equally good for managing idea workflows.

  • Shawn McKnight
  • Apr 30 2015
  • Unlikely to implement
Release time frame
  • Jan 8, 2016

    Admin Response

    Currently, the Idea list and chart views are provided to aid in Idea workflow. Through each of these screens, custom views can be created through filters and columns to aid in providing the key information needed to move Ideas through the workflows.

    The Kanban board is more meant to be used to manage feature workflows for each user.

    At this time, based on the current available options in managing ideas, combined with current priorities, we are unlikely to make changes in this area.

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  • Kenneth Palm commented
    August 28, 2015 09:06

    We have a review workflow for ideas before we promote them to features. This workflow would be good to visualize with the same type of Kanban as for features. 

  • Matt Pyke commented
    June 27, 2018 15:14

    Would be great to Ideas more visual in the same way features are drag and drop.

  • Guest commented
    April 29, 2019 18:20

    As part of our process we several ideas.  Ideas could be features, or they could be products.  A lot of them move through different stages of evaluation before it makes sense to promote them to a "Feature" in aha.

    I too would appreciate Kanban for Ideas

  • Dan Spohrer commented
    14 Feb 19:01

    We struggle without a good Idea visualization tool similar to your Feature board.    We are managing our Ideas along the classic funnel; ideally we need something like dragging post-it notes across a whiteboard.... just like your Feature Board.   Sure, we can create filters and columns in your list view, but in that case... Aha is no better than just using Excel.    Ultimately we find ourselves promoting Ideas to Features quickly, just so we can then manage that funnel; but that introduces limitations in how we use Aha in other ways.    Also , yes, we've tried the Idea Chart view, but that doesn't work for other reasons (UI isn't very conducive to more than  few items).  Put me down for 2 more votes on this idea ;)