Team Services | TFS 2017 | TFS 2015
If you use Kanban to track progress on your backlog, you can also use Kanban boards to track epics and features.
And, just as with child task checklists for backlog items, you can quickly define and track the progress of child items for your features or epics. Here we see several stories defined for features, both in progress and those completed.
Feature availability: Child checklists for feature and epic Kanban boards are supported from Team Services and TFS 2017.
Add new items to a feature or epic through the item's Action menu. For descriptions of fields used to support features and epics, see Define features and epics.
Checklist controls and keyboard shortcuts
|Home||Select the first card|
|Arrow||Select the next card|
|TAB||Select the context menu|
|ARROW + ENTER/SPACE||Select action|
|Enter||Open card work item|
If you have a number of items to add, simply keep typing your task titles and click Enter.
If you have details you want to add about to a work item, hover over the item and press Enter.
If you're new to working with the Kanban board, see Kanban basics
For additional guidance on working with checklist on a Kanban board, see Add task checklists. You can perform the same operations for the features and epics Kanban boards as you do with the Kanban board for the product backlog. This includes:
- Mark an item as done
- Reorder and reparent work items
- Assign work items to sprints
To customize the columns, swimlanes, or cards for each Kanban board, make sure you first select the board and then click the gear icon to open the Settings dialog. See these topics for details:
- Add columns
- WIP limits
- Add swimlanes, expedite work
- Split columns
- Definition of Done
- Customize cards
Kanban board controls
|Backlog||Switch to backlog view|
|Board||Switch to Kanban board view|
|Filter by keyword or tag|
|Filter by field|
|Enable live updates|
|Customize the board and configure team settings:
Cards | Card reordering | Columns | Swimlanes | CFD chart | Backlogs | Working days | Working with bugs
|/||Enter or exit full screen mode|
Enter ? to open the Kanban board keyboard shortcuts. See also Keyboard shortcuts.
Feature availability: Global keyboard shortcuts are available from Team Services and the web portal for TFS 2015.2 or later version.
Enable live updates
Feature availability: This feature is supported from Team Services and TFS 2017 and later versions.
Enable live updates to automatically refresh your Kanban board when changes occur. With live updates enabled, you no longer have to press F5 to see the latest changes.
As one team member updates the status of a work item, other team members will see those updates in real time as they occur.
REST API resources
To programmatically create work items, see the Work API reference.