Program Management requires keeping track of the cards spread across boards and are dependent on each other for completion so that they get executed in a synchronized manner to achieve the objectives. Here, the chosen cards are positioned on the board based on their lanes and columns respectively. Dependency links can then be established between the cards as per the business needs so that they eventually lead to the completion of top-level objectives.
Accessing the Dependency Board
To access the Dependency Board, go to your Kanban Board, and select Dependency Board from the board menu.
1. It won’t be available for Team License.
2. It is not role specific, so it is available to all the team members.
Dependency Board Layout
The Dependency Board is same as the Kanban Board in structure. It has the same lanes and columns and the cards are also placed in the same position.
Clicking the card will open its carousel view, where you can edit the details like Title, Description, and attributes.
Note: The In-Progress column of the portfolio lane is shown just like a normal column in the Dependency Board without any percentage scale.
Working with the Dependency Links
A dependency link shows the cards that are dependent on each other for completion and need to be executed in a synchronized manner.
Creating the Links
To create a link between cards:
Click on a card, then drag the cursor to the dependent card. The link will be created.
Managing the Links
If you click anywhere on the dependency link between the cards, then both the cards are highlighted and the following operations are displayed
1. Remove Link
2. Highlight Complete Neighborhood
3. Highlight 1 Degree Neighborhood
To remove dependency link between two cards, click the Remove Link icon.
Highlight Complete Neighborhood
Subnet (neighborhood) is a set of cards on the board that has dependencies among themselves. When you create dependency links between two or more cards, a subnet is formed.
Clicking the Highlight Complete Neighborhood icon highlights all the cards of the subnet and defocuses the rest of the cards.
Highlight 1 Degree Neighborhood
Clicking the Highlight 1 Degree Neighborhood icon highlights the cards that are linked to the cards of the current Link and defocuses the rest of the cards.