TFS 2012 Update 2: Kanban board

If you take a look at the board for your Product Backlog, you will notice 2 new things:

  • Customize Columns
  • Count per status

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Clicking on Customize Columns takes you to a new dialog that allows you to customize the title for each column, the WIP Limit, at the states that fall under each section.  WIP stands for Work In Progress limit and is used to keep track of how many items you have at a specific stage.  This is what the new dialog looks like:
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You can also add a new status (by clicking on the Plus button) or move statuses around with the arrows.

I changed a few things around on mine:
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And see how my board changed (New titles, Approved turned red since I’m over the WIP limit)
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Pretty cool!


13 thoughts on “TFS 2012 Update 2: Kanban board

  1. I’m not seeing the new options. I have Upgrade 2, my account has full permission, and I created a brand new project against the SCRUM 2.2 template. What am I missing?

    • Stan, are you able to get to your Product backlog board? Not the sprint board. If so, what options do you see on that page?

      • Hi Esteban,
        Great news and good post. 
        I have downloaded VS 2010 update 2 and installed successfully, but the new templates are not displaying in process template manager window.
        I am using TFS 2012 and not downloaded TFS/VS 2012 update 1.
        Thanks,
        Sebastin.T

        • Hi Esteban,
          Great news and good post. 
          I have downloaded VS 2012 update 2 and installed successfully, but the new templates are not displaying in process template manager window.
          I am using TFS 2012 and not downloaded TFS/VS 2012 update 1.
          Pls let me know how do i get the process template version scrum 2.2 / ?
          Thanks,
          Sebastin.T

  2. Finally, succeeded in installation and it’s (Kanban board) very cool option provided!…Great!..
    Sebastin

  3. Is it possible to create multiple Kanban boards for different teams in a single product backlog? If yes, how can we do it? We do have multiple teams working on different parts of the product.

    Thanks.

  4. I’m no longer certain the place you’re getting your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time finding out much more or understanding more. Thanks for excellent info I used to be looking for this information for my mission.

  5. Do you know of a way to customize the WIP column colors? When viewing the cumulative flow diagram with any more than 4 or 5 columns, the many variants of blue make it impossible to quickly link up graph with the legend.

  6. HI,
    we have recently added some new states to our templates and we could successfully make them show up in the Kanban board, but not in the order we would like to see. Is there any way to change the order of the states ( not the first and the last states, the inbetweens) ?

    Thanks!

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