Planning projects by using boards

You can use boards to manage your project plans within and between teams. Kanban boards provide a visual way of viewing work items in a plan; Quick Planner provides a way to quickly create work items within plans and track work within a team; Program Board allows you to track dependencies between teams and projects.

A number of types of boards are available for you to use in your planning process:
  • Kanban boards: The Kanban board is a way for you to visually manage work by organizing work items (cards) into columns based on status. It is similar to the task board, but you can set limits to the number of work items that are allowed in each column. For more information about Kanban boards, see Viewing work items with the Kanban board. Sample Kanban board:
    Kanban board display
  • Plan Boards and Work Boards within Quick Planner: Plan boards and work boards help simplify your project planning and speed your workflow. Use work boards for tracking work items of an individual or a team. Use plan boards for planning the release. For more information about Quick Planner, see Managing projects with Quick Planner. Sample work board in Quick Planner:
    Quick Planner work board
  • Program Board: Program Board provides visualizations that you can use during program iteration planning at the program or team level. Use these visualizations to show dependencies across programs or teams. The scope of the Program Board is the program and team levels, where program refers to any team-of-teams. For more information about Program Board, see Planning iterations using Program Board. Sample Program Board:
    Program board example