The Open-Source Overbaard project (formerly known as JirBan) of the Red Hat guys (JBoss division), wants to be a real alternative to the original Kanban board of Jira Software.

Here the links:

It’s very easy to install and configure. Just install as usual in the Jira Add-ons section.

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Now you can go to the header menu and press “Boards” –> “Overbaard”

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Then you can try to configure the first parameters: the custom field ID of the Rank field, Epic Link field and Epic Name field (those are System fields of Jira).

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Now configure the board JSON settings… this is not easy for “human” people, but is very easy if you are developer or tech passionate.

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You must change the JSON to match the values and names of your Projects.

{
“name”: “MrAddon Kanban board”,
“code”: “MRADDON”,
“states”: [
{
“name”: “My Backlog”,
“help”: “Queue of tasks”,
“backlog”: true
},
{
“name”: “My Selected for Development”,
“header”: “Development”,
“wip”: 2
},
{
“name”: “My In Progress”,
“header”: “Development”,
“wip”: 1
},
{
“name”: “My Rejected”,
“header”: “FINISH”
},
{
“name”: “My WIP”,
“header”: “FINISH”
},
{
“name”: “My Waiting”,
“header”: “FINISH”
},
{
“name”: “My Done”,
“header”: “FINISH”
}
],
“priorities”: [
{
“name”: “Highest”,
“colour”: “red”
},
{
“name”: “High”,
“colour”: “darkred”
},
{
“name”: “Medium”,
“colour”: “orange”
},
{
“name”: “Low”,
“colour”: “greenyellow”
},
{
“name”: “Lowest”,
“colour”: “green”
}
],
“issue-types”: [
{
“name”: “Task”,
“colour”: “blue”
},
{
“name”: “Historia”,
“colour”: “green”
},
{
“name”: “Bug”,
“colour”: “red”
},
{
“name”: “Subtarea”,
“colour”: “red”
},
{
“name”: “Épica”,
“colour”: “green”
}
],
“projects”: [
{
“code”: “KAN”,
“query-filter”: null,
“colour”: “#4667CA”,
“state-links”: {
“Backlog”: “My Backlog”,
“Selected for Development”: “My Selected for Development”,
“In Progress”: “My In Progress”,
“Done”: “My Done”,
“Waiting”: “My Waiting”,
“Rejected”: “My Rejected”,
“WIP”: “My WIP”
}
}
],
“linked-projects”: {}
}

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Then after SAVE the code, you will be ready to see your first Kanban board in this new amazing system. You can combine/merge columns and WIPS, you can change the swimlanes in an easy way. You can collapse the columns, serach tickets. It’s a good work of the Red Hat team!

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It’s a very nice job and once is configured is easy to work! And it’s FREE!

Some features we miss: background images, drag’n’drop possible, full-colored cards, a system to print the cards of the columns, auto-configuration using only JQL phrase,…

Other Kanban plugins to improve the usual Kanban Jira Software boards

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As alternative we have developed some plugins to improve the usual Kanban boards of the Jira Software installations. Here the links:

Versions available for Jira Software Server 7 and 8, Jira Cloud and Jira DataCenter.

jira8_mraddon

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