Using a Board

What is a board?

A board displays issues from one or more projects, giving you a flexible way of viewing, managing and reporting on work in progress. There are two types of boards in JIRA Agile:

  Scrum board — for teams that plan their work in sprints. More about Scrum
  Kanban board — for teams that focus on managing and constraining their work-in-progress. More about Kanban

You can use a board that someone else has created, or create your own — you can create as many boards as you like. Creating a new board is simple:

  1. Choose which project(s) the board will display, using JIRA’s Query Language (JQL)
  2. Lay out status columns
  3. Set Swimlanes — based on assignees, parent/sub-task issues, or JQL queries of your choice
  4. (optional) Set Quick Filters

For more information on creating a board, see Creating a Board.

Viewing a board

  1. Click the Agile link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar, then select your preferred board from the resulting dropdown menu.

    (info) If this is your first visit you will be prompted to create a new Board.

  2. Choose what you want to do in the sidebar:

    Scrum board Kanban board
    Backlog: build a backlog and plan sprints. Learn more... Active sprints: manage work that is in progress,
    i.e. active sprints. Learn more... Reports: produce reports about different parts of your project,
    e.g. burndown reports for sprints. Learn more...
    Kanban board: manage work that is in progress. Learn more...  Reports: produce reports about different parts of your project,
    e.g. control charts for your project. Learn more...

Navigating in a board

Instant Filter (Backlog only) — Type an issue key, issue type, or part of the issue summary to filter your backlog for matching issues,

Quick Filter: Click a Quick Filter to apply it or remove it. You can also configure custom Quick Filters for your board, see Configuring Quick Filters.

Sidebar: Click the dropdown at the top of the sidebar to select a board to view. Use the options on the sidebar to navigate to different parts of the board, as described in 'Viewing a board' above.
To hide/show the sidebar, click the << or >> icon at the bottom of the sidebar.

Last modified on Feb 23, 2015

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