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Taskboard

Overview

The Taskboard presents a visual depiction of tasks grouped by backlog item and/or defect and by task status. Use the Taskboard during the team's daily meeting to get a quick visual of the overall state of work within the team's sprint, and as a tool to track progress by moving tasks through their steps. The Standup Dashboard view provides a high-level view of your work completed versus To Do burndown, cumulative flow by status, and a snapshot of the current view of your Taskboard.

Accessing the Taskboard

From the main menu, select Sprint Tracking > Taskboard.

Tracking and Updating Tasks

Task Cards appear in appropriate status columns on the board (e.g., Future, Design, In Progress, Completed) and show the task title, owner, and total work estimate. Task cards are color-coded by type (i.e., Design, Code, Admin) to give you an at-a-glance look at the balance of work across project work functions. Click the Legend button at top right of the board to see the color representation and/or to customize the color-coding scheme by task type.

From the main menu:

  1. Go to Sprint Tracking > Taskboard.

    • Select the project for which you want to review team summaries from the Project drop-down list.

    • Select the sprint you want to track from the Sprint drop-down list.

    • Select the team you want to track from the Team drop-down list.

  2. Open the Filter drop-down menu and select a filtering option to focus on a subset of backlog items (i.e., view by Backlog Group, Portfolio Items, Owner, Status, Priority, Story, Defect, or closed items). To focus only on tasks assigned to an individual owner, select the owner name in the Highlight Owner field at the top of the board. This action dims all tasks not assigned to the highlighted owner so you can see where that task owner fits into the overall project/sprint picture (as opposed to selecting Owner from the Filter drop-down, which isolates the view to show only that owner's tasks, removing all others from the board).

  3. Hover over any Task Card title to see a detailed description of the task. To update a task, open the drop-down menu in the top right corner of the card and select the appropriate action (edit, assign an owner, assign yourself, track the effort and To Do for the task, close, or watch the task). To indicate a change of task status, click and drag the Task Card to the appropriate status column in that row.

  4. As work progresses, enter Effort and update the remaining To Do estimate for each task via the Edit function on the Task Card drop-down menu. Using this card drop-down menu, you can also perform several other actions (assign the task to another team member, assign it to yourself, track the task, close the task, or watch the task).

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