Story Board

The story board uses a card view to show the status of the stories, bugs, issues and risks in the current iteration.  Each status lane also shows how many items it contains.  In the example below we can see that the status column “Commited” has 2 stories, 1 bug and 1 issue in it.  Please note that the editing options available on this screen depend on your permissions in the project.

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To see an item on the board its status should match one from the story board status list. You can change which statuses to be visible on the board by editing StoryBoardStatusList tag in project settings.

Drag and Drop

Using the story board, you can change the status of an item by dragging and dropping a card from one column to another.  When dragging, the tooltip will tell you if the item can be moved from its current status, to the target status, according to the transition rules in the project.

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It is also possible to drag a card from one group/row to another to change a value based on the currently selected group by option.  For instance, if you are grouped by assigned to, you can change the assignment by dragging from one person’s group to another. You cannot move item between types though.

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Add/Edit

Without leaving the story board, you can create new stories, bugs, issues and risks or edit existing ones. To create a story, click the Add a New Story button in the group header. If you want to create item from a different type click the arrow on the right to view all the available options. To edit an item, click the item icon on the card.

If you group the items on the board by Type the Add a New Story button will be changed with a button which creates item corresponding to the group.

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Bug Counts

When a story has related bugs, the story card might show a bug count display indicating that there are outstanding bugs. The count displays the total number of bugs that have not been completed. If any of the not completed bugs are marked as blocking, then the display turns red and the icon changes to draw your attention.
 
Clicking on the bug count area will open the story in the full view with the Bugs tab preselected. This allows users to see more details about the related bugs with a single click.

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Story Counts

When a problem - bug, issue or risk, has related stories, the corresponding card might show a story count display indicating that there are outstanding stories. The count displays the total number of stories that have not been completed. 
 
Clicking on the story count area will open the problem in the full view with the Stories tab preselected. This allows users to see more details about the related stories with a single click.

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Group By

Grouping allows you to get a different view of your story, bug, issue and risk cards.  Using the drop down above the story board, you can group by Assigned To, Team, Area, Iteration, and Type.

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Filtering

The standard area/iteration and tag filters that are available on most screens are also available for the story board.  When you first come to the screen, the story board will be filtered to the current iteration; however, it is possible to select any iteration (or area) in the project.

 

Work-in-progress Limits

Using work-in-progress limits can help you implement lean-focused processes such as Kanban. If a status/swim lane has a maximum, you can easily see when there are too many items in a lane. Similarly, if a status has a minimum, it’s easy to see when there aren’t enough items.

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If you have permission to edit project settings, you can change the work-in-progress limits by clicking the Configure Board button in the story board header. Use the checkbox to turn all the limits on or off and the use the numeric editors to change the value for a limit. When finished, click the Save button to save the changes to the project settings.

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