What is Kanban Combined WIP ?

With this JIRA add-on you can take more advantages in your Agile processes. This add-on was created to accomplish with the real KANBAN rules and methodology. This plugins helps also in SCRUM and SCRUMBAN methodologies. Once installed it allows nice new functionalities in your usual JIRA Agile RapidBoards. No configuration is needed only install in your JIRA and enjoy it! It’s Plug’n’play!

Now your JIRA Agile Board is more VISUAL! Example:

Combine Columns in your JIRA Agile Board

Just change the name of the columns that you want to combine. Example, if you want to combine two columns called “IN QA” and “OK QA” and the two columns are of “QA” category, you can combine only changing the name of the columns to “QA::IN QA” and the other to “QA::OK QA”, very easy! Only put the separator “::” in the name of the columns and automatically will be combined! This functionality works perfect in SCRUM, KANBAN and SCRUMBAN boards.

Example without the Kanban Combined WIP add-on:

Example with the Kanban Combined WIP add-on:

Combine the WIP limits of the columns

If your columns are combined, the WIP limits will be also combined. This functionality only works in KANBAN and SCRUMBAN boards. If the min or max WIP combined limit is reached, the combined columns will be colorised in yellow ( if the min limit is not reached) and red ( if the max limit is reached).

Example with WIP limits reached:

Very easy, if your cards are configured with “colors”. You can now view all the cards in FULL COLOR by only just click in the COLOR checkbox. This setting will be saved in your navigator session to see always the cards in FULL COLOR.

Make ZOOM IN and OUT to your Agile Board

Now in your usual Agile Rapid Board you can make ZOOM using the scroll button ( placed near the COLOR checkbox).

Get SCROLL in your Agile Board and visualize better

Now you can scroll the agile board and see better all the information of the cards.

Collapse/Expand the second header

Now you can collapse and expand the second sub-header. Click in the “arrows”.

Set a background image in your Agile Kanban and SCRUM boards

Now you set a beautiful background image to your boards.

6 Modes of Configuration

Now the JIRA Administrator can select 6 different MODES:

  1. FUN (default) or empty for animations and sounds
  2. NOFUN to remove the animations and sounds
  3. NOTOOLBAR to remove the toolbar from the boards, not the combination of columns
  4. ALWAYSCOLOR to colorise always the cards for all users. The color check is hidden. No animations and sounds in this mode.
  5. COMPATIBLE due to some incompatibilities with the Checklist for Jira plugin, we have created a new experimental mode in the MrAddon’s Kanban Combined WIP plugin for Jira Server.The experimental mode called COMPATIBLE disables the DOMNodeInserted event in the Kanban or SCRUM board and is activated in the “load” event of the page. This allows to be more efficient, but for example it does not allow “to control” when a ticket is transitioned to a new status / column (for this reason, until the ticket is clicked, it does not recover the colors and combined header).
  6. COMPATIBLE_NOBAR is the same mode like COMPATIBLE plus NOTOOLBAR combined.

The configuration input is in the Add-ons usual page of Jira, section “Kanban Combined WIP Admin”