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Kanban Board that shows parent and children like Team Board??

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  • 1.  Kanban Board that shows parent and children like Team Board??

    Posted 02-14-2020 08:30 AM
    Hi all - I have a team that loves the Team Board but they don't want the Schedule State to update when they move user stories or defects between Flow States.  In the settings, the Team Board forces a mapping between Flow and Schedule States.
    No problem, I'll just create another Kanban Board for them, right?  Well, I've tried Rally's available Kanban Board and Custom Board, neither of which force mapping.  What I found was, both of these boards differ from Team Board in that they don't show the parent objects, only the children.  This team is used to seeing all of their items on the board. I searched github a bit and tried some other boards, but still couldn't find one that shows parents and children.
    So - does anyone happen to know of a custom Kanban Board for stories and defects that I can use that will
    a. Not force mapping between the whatever field the columns are mapped to and the Schedule State
    b. Show parent objects as well as children?

    Much appreciated if anyone can help!

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    Marti Andrews
    Director, Product Operations
    Applied Systems, Inc.
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  • 2.  RE: Kanban Board that shows parent and children like Team Board??
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    Posted 02-14-2020 11:31 AM
    Hi Marti,

    When I use the Custom Board out of the app catalog, it shows me parent and child user stories. Is that would you meant 'parent objects'? Normally I recommend teams don't use parent/child use stories but use Features/Stories instead.

    There were many stories on my board, so initially I couldn't use the browsers ctrl-f to find the new story I just added. Until, that is, I scrolled down to make the board load the story (it paginates for speed of startup). I moved it to the top so I could send you this picture:


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    Nik
    Ask me a question, I'm All Ears!
    Rally Sales Engineer
    Rally Software
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  • 3.  RE: Kanban Board that shows parent and children like Team Board??

    Posted 02-14-2020 11:36 AM
    BTW, I don't think there is any board that will show parent/child if they are of different types, e.g. Stories/Defects, Stories/Tasks, Stories/TestCases, Defects/Tasks.

    THe only thing we have for that is the gridboard pages like Iteration Status or Custom List:


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    Nik
    Ask me a question, I'm All Ears!
    Rally Sales Engineer
    Rally Software
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  • 4.  RE: Kanban Board that shows parent and children like Team Board??

    Posted 02-14-2020 01:21 PM
    Thanks for responding @Nik Antonelli - you're correct - I forgot that the problem with Custom board wasn't that it didn't show parent/child, it's that it wouldn't show multiple types of objects at the same time like Team Board.  And I agree that having child user stories isn't ideal, but...
    Maybe I can find the ​source code for Team Board and work on that some. Hmmm...  Thanks again.

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    Marti Andrews
    Director, Product Operations
    Applied Systems, Inc.
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  • 5.  RE: Kanban Board that shows parent and children like Team Board??

    Posted 02-18-2020 08:04 AM
    Maybe this one might help instead:

    https://github.com/RallyApps/app-catalog/tree/master/src/apps/board

    It's easy to make it do multiple types by changing this line: https://github.com/RallyApps/app-catalog/blob/master/src/apps/board/BoardApp.js#L50

    It does mean that you lose the app setting to select the type, but that might not be a problem for you.

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    Nik
    Ask me a question, I'm All Ears!
    Rally Sales Engineer
    Rally Software
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  • 6.  RE: Kanban Board that shows parent and children like Team Board??

    Posted 02-19-2020 01:56 PM
    ok thanks @Nik Antonelli  I'll take a look!​

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    Marti Andrews
    Director, Product Operations
    Applied Systems, Inc.
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  • 7.  RE: Kanban Board that shows parent and children like Team Board??

    Posted 02-21-2020 08:49 AM
    Here you go, @Marti Andrews

    https://github.com/nikantonelli/WorkItem-Kanban

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    Nik
    Ask me a question, I'm All Ears!
    Rally Sales Engineer
    Rally Software
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  • 8.  RE: Kanban Board that shows parent and children like Team Board??

    Posted 02-21-2020 09:11 AM

    Hi Nik,

    Just curious - since Risks are built on the same user story framework, could they be added to this board? I know I've had at least one user ask about making Risks the team is working on visible on their Team Board or Iteration Status page. What do you think?



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    Terry Ginzburg
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  • 9.  RE: Kanban Board that shows parent and children like Team Board??

    Posted 02-21-2020 10:10 AM
    People are never happy! ;-)

    If you pick up the code again from the repo, I added Risks in too. Now that definitely is the last type that could be added - I checked. All the ones that can go together come under the SchedulableArtifact type.

    Have fun!

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    Nik
    Ask me a question, I'm All Ears!
    Rally Sales Engineer
    Rally Software
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  • 10.  RE: Kanban Board that shows parent and children like Team Board??

    Posted 02-21-2020 12:29 PM
    @Nik Antonelli You're amazing!!!  This is perfect.  Thank you so much and have a great weekend! ​

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    Marti Andrews
    Director, Product Operations
    Applied Systems, Inc.
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