YouTrack Standalone 7.0 Help

Agile Board Templates

When you create an agile board, YouTrack lets you choose from one of four templates. Each template is pre-configured to help you set up the board with a minimum amount of effort.

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No matter which template you choose, you define the following settings before the board is created. You can edit these settings at any time on the General tab of the Board Settings panel.

SettingDescription
NameThe name that is assigned to the agile board. If the name is not unique in YouTrack, this field is highlighted.
ProjectsThe list of projects from which you can add issues to the board.
Can view and use boardThe group of users who can access the board and update issues.
Can change board settingsThe group of users who can access and update board settings.

Scrum Board

The Scrum board template uses the following default settings:

TabSettingValue
GeneralSprint optionsManually assign issues to sprints
Columns and RowsColumnsare identified by State
Values for ColumnsOpen, In Progress, Fixed, Verified
WIP SettingsThe number of tasks that are allowed in each column is set to No, that is: not limited
Swimlanesare identified by Issues from field Type
Values for SwimlanesFeature
CardEstimation FieldIf the projects of the board have a field with the following parameters, then it is set as the board estimation field:
  1. Field type is period, integer, or float
  2. Field name starts with "Estimation"
If such a field is not found, this value is not set.
Default Value for TypeTask
Color SchemeThe color scheme for the cards is defined by the Priority field.
ChartTypeBurndown
Issue FilterAll cards
Burndown calculated byThe value is set based on the time tracking settings for projects on the board:
  • Issue count, if no estimation field is set for the board in the Cards settings.
  • Estimation, if the estimation field is set, but time tracking is not enabled in all of the projects on the board.
  • Work items, if the estimation field is set and time tracking is enabled in all of the projects on the board.

Kanban Board

The Kanban board template uses the following default settings:

TabSettingValue
GeneralSprint optionsManually assign issues to sprints
Columns and RowsColumnsare identified by State
Values for ColumnsOpen, In Progress, Fixed, Verified
WIP SettingsThe number of cards that are allowed in each column is set as follows:
ColumnMin WIPMax WIP
OpenNoNo
In ProgressNo5
FixedNo5
VerifiedNoNo
SwimlanesNo swimlanes
CardEstimation FieldNo estimation field
Color SchemeThe color scheme for the cards is defined by the Priority field.
ChartTypeCumulative flow
Issue FilterAll cards

Version-based Board

The Version-based board template was built to support the default behavior of agile boards in earlier versions of YouTrack. This template uses the following default settings:

TabSettingValue
GeneralSprint optionsLink sprints to custom field

If the projects on the board have a field with the following parameters, it is set automatically as the linked field:

  1. Field name Fix versions
  2. Field type is version
If such a field is not found, you encounter an error.

With sprints linked to a custom field, you can use the Query setting to filter the cards that are visible on the board.

All of the remaining settings are assigned default values.

Custom Board

With the Custom board template, all of the settings are assigned default values. You can freely configure each setting on the board as you desire.

Last modified: 30 November 2016