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:
You can use a board that someone else has created, or create your own — you canas many boards as you like. Creating a new board is simple:
- Choose which project(s) the board will display, using JIRA’s Query Language (JQL)
- Lay out status columns
- Set Swimlanes — based on assignees, parent/sub-task issues, or JQL queries of your choice
- (optional) Set Quick Filters
For more information on creating a board, see Creating a Board.
Viewing a board
Click the Agile link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar, then select your preferred board from the resulting dropdown menu.
If this is your first visit you will be prompted to create a new Board.
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.
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