Using the Kanban Board

Kanban Board is one of the most popular agile tool that helps scrum teams visualize the progress of a sprint. A Kanban Board presents and arranges user stories in a sprint in multiple columns of statuses (i.e. pending, todo, discussing, developing, confirming and finished), allowing scrum team to see the progress of a sprint easily. Besides progress monitoring, you can also move user stories between statuses (columns) with drag and drop. You can even customize the statuses to suit your team.

Opening the Kanban Board

  1. Open the Sprint page in UeXceler. If you are not currently opening UeXceler, select UeXceler > UeXceler from the toolbar first, and then open the Sprint page.
    Opening the Sprint page
    Opening the Sprint page
  2. Open the sprint that you want to delete by clicking on it.
    Opening a sprint
    Opening a sprint
  3. Click on the Kanban Board icon.
  4. Opening Kanban Board
    Opening Kanban Board
    This opens the Kanban Board. You can see a number of vertical columns. Each of them represents an available status of user stories. The user stories are listed under the statuses (columns) that they are currently in. Normally, as the sprint progresses, more and more user stories will be shown under the columns on the right. If deadline is approaching and there are still user stories shown under columns like Pending and Todo, you should check with the developers to see what is going on.
    Kanban Board opened
    Kanban Board opened

Moving user stories between statuses

Besides monitoring sprint progress, you can also adjust the progress of user stories. This can be done by drag and drop.

  1. Select the user story.
    Selecting a user story
    Selecting a user story
  2. Drag it to the target status (column).
    Changing a user story to be in Discussing status
    Changing a user story to be in Discussing status
  3. Release the mouse button.

Expanding a column

If many user stories are sharing the same status, you may want to expand a column to make it easier to read. To expand a column, move your mouse pointer over the header of column and click on the Two Columns button.

To expand a status column
To expand a status column

The column will be expanded.

Status column expanded
Status column expanded

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