General Information


Kanban Combined WIP for Jira Cloud


by MrAddon® by TecnoFor


Cloud


Paid


Improve your Kanban boards in a very simple way, combining columns and WIPS, adding color and wallpaper to your board


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Description


Now with the Kanban Combined WIP App for Jira Cloud you can improve your Kanban boards in a very simple way, combining columns and WIPS, adding color and wallpaper to your board, in addition to WIPS by swimlane. It will allow you to zoom, scroll so you can see the board well on small laptop screens. Try it for free!

👉 See this video to know more:


Install instructions (Jira Admin)


Just connect to your instance and select the App from the Atlassian marketplace. No global configuration is needed, that’s all!


Install instructions (Jira Users)

Go to the Apps section in the top menu and select KanbanWIP!

A page will open where you must click the "Download your app" button 



A new window will appear to warn that it is an external link. Click on continue

Directs you to the browser's web store. Add the plugin to the browser

A plugin will be installed in your favorite browser: Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Micorsoft Edge are supported.



Configuration Kanban Enhaced Boards (Jira Users) since October-2023


Since october 2023 exist a new type of Kanban boards in Jira Cloud, named "Enhaced boards". You can enable/disable this type of board from "..." and "Enhance my board and backlog"



Now is time to configure the grouing header-columns, go to your usual Kanban board and select “…” → “Board Settings”, go to the “Columns” section

Display blockers and dependencies (links) in cards


We’ve introduced a feature that lets you stay informed about all your blockers or dependencies without unnecessary delays. Just put the mouse pointer in the "clip" icon in the cards to show a popup with the linked issues and their statuses.



Combine columns and WIPs

We can combine columns or we can group some columns using the split text “::” in the name of the columns

As example, we can group the “Selected for Development” column with “In Progress” column using the prefix “DEV::” in the name of both columns.



We can combine also the Min and Max WIP limits of both columns






Combined WIP/Column WIP


Now is possible to see the board with WIP combined in the merged columns, or just the WIP independent by column. Just click on the “Kanban WIP” button in the toolbar and after check/uncheck "Combined WIP" option

👉 MERGED COLUMNS WIP or WIP BY COLUMN


Full-color Cards

Go again to “…” → “Board Settings” and now we go to the section “Card Colors”. Just configure it as usual.



Now, let’s see the board again and just click in “Card Colors” button in the "Kanban WIP" button in the toolbar




Scroll and Zoom (Wider)

Using Wider check you can see the board well on small laptop screens!



Team-Board Image (background picture)

Click in the board  “…” → “Board Settings” and go to the options of “Kanban WIP Configuration” in the “General” section.  Select a background or a URL and the image selected will be applied to all users of the board




Personal Image (background picture)

Click in “Enable Personal image” check to change and activate the personal background picture in the board, just select one from the pop-up or add a custom URL image from the internet!


Explicit Policies by column

In the board, click in "Kanban WIP" button and then in “Explicit Policies”. You can store information about the restrictions of the column and share the information with the users of the board. The information can be in rich text and is compliant with Atlassian standards (that means you can use tables, icons, etc)


Add WIPs to swimlanes

Go again to “…” → “Board Settings” and now we go to the section “Swimlanes”. Just configure it as usual.



Then press “Configure Swimlane WIP limits” button



Add the limits for each swimlane and see the results!


Collapse/Expand columns new mode

Now we can COLLAPSE/EXPAND in the toolbar button "Kanban WIP" in order to remove non-used columns!


Click in “x” button to remove non-used columns (don’t worry, because if you click again in 🔄 "Reset Collapsed" the columns will appear again!)



That’s all! Ready for production!



Configuration Kanban Classic Boards (Jira Users)


Go to your usual Kanban board and select “…” → “Board Settings”, go to the “Columns” section




Combine columns and WIPs

We can combine columns or we can group some columns using the split text “::” in the name of the columns

As example, we can group the “Selected for Development” column with “In Progress” column using the prefix “DEV::” in the name of both columns.



We can combine also the Min and Max WIP limits of both columns



The result will be something like this:


Combined WIP/Column WIP


Now is possible to see the board with WIP combined in the merged columns, or just the WIP independent by column. Just click on the “C.WIP” button in the toolbar.

👉 MERGED COLUMNS WIP



👉 WIP BY COLUMN


Full-color Cards

Go again to “…” → “Board Settings” and now we go to the section “Card Colors”. Just configure it as usual.



Now, let’s see the board again and just click in “Color” button in the Kanban toolbar



Scroll and Zoom

Using scroll and zoom checks you can see the board well on small laptop screens!


Team-Board Image (background picture)

Click in the board  “…” → “Board Settings” and go to the options of “Kanban WIP Configuration” in the “General” section.  Select a background or a URL and the image selected will be applied to all users of the board




Personal Image (background picture)

Click in “Background” check to change and activate the personal background picture in the board, just select one from the pop-up or add a custom URL image from the internet!



Explicit Policies by column

In the board, click in “Explicit Policies”. You can store information about the restrictions of the column and share the information with the users of the board. The information can be in rich text and is compliant with Atlassian standards (that means you can use tables, icons, etc)




Add WIPs to swimlanes

Go again to “…” → “Board Settings” and now we go to the section “Swimlanes”. Just configure it as usual.



Then press “Configure Swimlane WIP limits” button



Add the limits for each swimlane and see the results!


Collapse/Expand columns new mode

Now we can COLLAPSE/EXPAND in the toolbar in order to remove non-used columns!


Click in “x” button to remove non-used columns (don’t worry, because if you click again in 🔄 the columns will appear again!)



That’s all! Ready for production!


Now is time to Kanban!


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