Kanban Board - Custom Swimlanes

Currently swimlanes are by owner which is helpful when micro-managing resources however we group resources into teams and focus features on given teams. It would be nice to support custom fields/groupings on the swimlanes so I could choose how i want to see the content grouped when making decisions.

  • Thor Taylor
  • Aug 12 2016
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  • Guest commented
    August 25, 2017 16:51

    Completely agree with the idea as written.  It would also be useful to include "release" as one of the optional organization principles.  We are using release as themes in a CI/CD environment.  As a result, seeing the board based on theme would be very helpful.

  • Steven Pecchio commented
    January 11, 2018 22:22

    Agreed.  The Kanban board could be very powerful at the macro level but the fixed swimlanes are limiting  

  • Tom Gimpel commented
    January 26, 2018 17:06

    The current choice of using swimlanes is not particularly helpful when you have many possible contributors and few actually assigned work. Ideally the capability to removing the swimlane altogether would be a better option. The abiltiy to configure it would be useful but I'd be happy just turning it off and creating a true Kanban. 

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    Chris Waters commented
    January 26, 2018 17:47

    Tom, if you click the "Configure" button on the Features -> Workflow screen you can choose the users who should appear in your view. This can be used to hide the other swimlanes. There is also a little (x) next to each name on the workflow screen that you can use to remove them one by one.

  • Tom Gimpel commented
    January 26, 2018 18:57

    Thanks, Chris. True but that doesn't remove the swimlane which is what I was asking for. The features can be configured to display the assignee, so we don't see a need for a swimlane by user.