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JIRA Agile Essentials by Patrick Li

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Understanding the Kanban board

For those that are familiar with the Scrum board in JIRA Agile, the Kanban board will look very similar to the work mode of the Scrum board, with only a few differences:

  • There is no backlog, or rather the first column on your board is your backlog
  • There are no active sprints or sprint planning
  • Some of the columns may have a minimum and maximum number, which appears next to the column name
  • Some of the columns may be highlighted in red or yellow, as shown in the following screenshot, where the In Progress column is highlighted in red:
    Understanding the Kanban board

So, let's take a closer look at the Kanban board and see why we have these differences. ...

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