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. 

  • Alex Knight commented
    May 18, 2018 16:55

    if we are talking about the "workflow" board for features, then I would like this too!  I was just looking for a way to define swimlanes by something other than assignee (e.g. Product).

  • Guest commented
    June 21, 2018 17:22

    The ability to customize swimlanes in the workflow view is critical for agile/SAFe product managers who are using Program Kanban boards to capture stakeholder requests, prioritize and visualize WIP before pushing features to team backlogs. 

  • Guest commented
    June 22, 2018 15:59

    This would be great. The same automations that happen between requirements and features would be helpful to have between features and master features to cut down on manually having to manage/update. Any program manager / product manager who is trying to stay at the 'master feature' or 'epic' level will find this beneficial. After all, the ability to create visibility at this level while connecting different development tools is why I was drawn to Aha!