Card related Discussion
As a self-organizing team, you need to constantly communicate and negotiate in projects. In SwiftKanban, every card or a work-item has its own space for communicating. So when a team comes across a blocker, or needs to collaborate on a particular work, communication happens in the context of work.
Any comments that you add while using the flags such as Issue, Risk, Block is shown with the prefix of flag type. The prefix helps you differentiate between the normal comments and the flag’s comment.
Mentioning your Team-mates in Comments
‘Mention’ your team-mates in a comment, whenever you want to share, discuss, or want them to take an action. Keeping team-mates connected, enhances collaboration in a much better way.
To reference a team-mate in a comment, either from the Edit Card view or the Detail view, just start with “@” symbol. As you type the name, a drop-down menu appears that allows you to select from your list of team-mates with matching text. (List is displayed based on the occurrence of text in the user names.) Click the name in the list, and then type your comment and save.
Add more team-mates separated with a comma, ‘and’, space, etc. in a similar way starting with @.
Team-mates you mention in your comments will be notified by mail and in the Notification widget, linking them to the card.
Linking cards to related work
Using SwiftKanban’s Linked Cards feature, you can define Parent-Child hierarchical links or a simpler ‘Other’ link for tracking Traceability for example. You can define these links between cards on the same board or across multiple different boards. You can also choose which card type can be linked to others and by what kind of relationship.
You can link to new cards on the fly or you can link to existing cards. You can select multiple cards to link at once too and cards in the Backlog can be linked as well.
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.
The skbot app for Slack provides a great way to link your SwiftKanban teams to your Slack Channels. You can now add cards to Board in SwiftKanban directly from Slack without needing to switch through sites. Similarly, you can also add any conversation in Slack to the card as a comment.
We are working on more collaboration capabilities including integration with Zapier and MS Teams. Stay tuned!