Everything is in one place. Track issues and communicate progress without switching between products. One interface to follow your issues from backlog to done.
It’s more than a visual representation. It’s your issues, your labels, and all the metadata that comes with them. And you still have all of the same sorting and filtering tools that you use across GitLab.
You define your process and we organize it. You create the label. We create the corresponding column and pull in your existing issues. When you're ready you drag and drop from one step to the next.
The GitLab Issue Board is available in GitLab.com, GitLab Community Edition, and GitLab Enterprise Edition.
Getting started is the same in all three products (except step 6).
Issues help you summarize your ideas and align the team on a common goal.
Go to the Issues tab under your project's page and create your first issue.
If your project already has some issues, jump right to the next step!
Labels make it easy to categorize issues based on descriptive titles. They help teams quickly understand the context of an issue. Labels can be used to describe the issue type, like "new feature," or describe the issue stage, like "QA."
Issues appear as cards on the Issue Board.
They can be arranged across a number of columns using lists.
Find your Issue Board by navigating to your project's Issues > Board. By default, there's a list called Backlog, where you'll find all the issues in that project, and there's a list called Done, which will contain all the issues that have already been closed. Now let's create some new lists.
Lists are based on the labels already created for your project.
Each list contains the issues that are assigned to the corresponding label.
Click "Create new list" and choose a label to create the list from. Once done, the list will appear as a new column on your board, and the issues assigned to that label will automatically move from Backlog to your new list. If you are starting fresh, you can add GitLab's suggested default lists to your Issue Board in one click.
Once you have created your lists, you can drag-and-drop to re-order them to match your team's flow.
Communicate progress on your release and easily adjust your plans right from the Issue Board.
Move an issue between two lists and the label will swap to the new list.
Every time you create a new issue with any of the labels in your lists or you create a new issue right from the Board, the issue will be automatically displayed on your Issue Board.
When you're done working, simply move the card to Done and the issue will be automatically closed for you!
Create multiple Issue Boards for each of your projects.
It's simple: navigate to your Issue Board, click to open a dropdown menu that will give you the option to create new boards, edit the existing ones, or delete the boards you don't need anymore. Use the same dropdown menu to navigate between your boards.
Create Issue Boards at the group level and manage all issues of the underlying projects in a single and concentrated view.
Lists, labels, and milestones are all managed at the group level, allowing you to focus on the group. This means a team may naturally be working across multiple projects, making it extremely helpful to manage issues across all those projects together.
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