YouTrack Standalone 2021.3 Help

Kanban Project Template

When you create a YouTrack project with the Kanban project template, the project is created with the default settings that are described on this page.

Issue Fields

The following issue fields are attached to the project by default:

NameTypeValuesDefault valueCan be empty
Stagestate[1]Backlog, Develop, Review, Test, Staging, Done* (*)ResolvedBacklogfalse
Kanban Stateenum[1]Blocked, Ready to pullReady to pullfalse
Assigneeuser[1]<All users who are members of the group for the project team>Unassignedtrue
Priorityenum[1]Show-stopper, Critical, Major, Normal, MinorNormalfalse

Agile Board

An agile board is created for the project. The board has the following default configuration:

GeneralName[Project Name] Kanban Board
owned byThe user who created the project with the Kanban project template.
Projects[Project Name]
Can view and use the boardProject-based
Can edit board settingsProject-based
Board behavior

Filter cards to match a query

The input field for the search query is empty and can be modified at any time.

Columns and SwimlanesColumnsare identified by Stage
Values for ColumnsBacklog, Develop, Review, Test, Staging, Done
WIP Settings

The number of cards that are allowed in each column is set as follows:

ColumnMin WIPMax WIP
SwimlanesNo swimlanes
CardEstimation FieldNo estimation field
Color SchemeThe color scheme for the cards is defined by the Kanban State field.
ChartTypeCumulative flow
Issue FilterAll cards

A saved search with the name [Project Name] Backlog is created and stored as the saved search for the backlog.


In addition to the default workflows, a workflow that is specific to the Kanban board is attached to the project automatically.

The Kanban workflow lets you change the Kanban Stage of a task only when the status for the task is Ready to pull. When the Kanban Stage changes, the status is set to Blocked automatically. For a detailed description of this workflow, see Kanban.

Last modified: 08 March 2021