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JIRA Agile Essentials by Patrick Li

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Working with swimlanes

Swimlanes are the horizontal counterparts to columns on a board. Unlike columns, which are always mapped to issue statuses, you can base your swimlanes on several criteria:

  • Queries: These are JIRA search queries constructed with JQL. With this option, each swimlane will only show results from its own query. For example, you can create a query for each priority value, so you can group your issues based on their importance.
  • Stories: Each swimlane will be mapped to a story. All sub-tasks that fall under the story will be displayed in the swimlane.
  • Assignees: Each swimlane will be mapped based on the issue's assignee.
  • Epics: Each swimlane will be mapped to an epic. All issues that fall under the epic will be displayed in the swimlane. ...

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