Use swimlanes in Board view

In Board view, tasks are organized into columns based on one shared field like due date or assignee.  You can use swimlanes to organize tasks into rows based on a second field.
For example, project managers can organize by status and priority to create a high-level overview of their team's most important tasks.

Swimlanes for Kanban boards can be organized by status columns and team rows. For engineering tasks, a roadmap can be created using timeline columns and squad rows.

What you'll need

  • This feature is available on every plan.

  • Everyone, including guests, can add swimlanes to a Board view.

    • Guests must have Can edit or Full permissions to add views.

Add a swimlane

You can create a Board view at any level of your Workspace. Choose whether you want to focus on a single List, an entire Folder, or even all Spaces across your Workspace using the Everything view.

In Board view, you'll see a dropdown menu with two sections:

  • Group by: Arrange columns by one field, like status or assignee.
  • Swimlanes: Arrange rows by any field that's not set for columns.
    Screenshot showing the Group by and Swimlanes options.
To access the menus and set up a swimlane:
  1. Open a Board view.
  2. From the right side of the Views Bar, open the Group by menu. 
  3. Select a group by option. 
  4. From the bottom of the menu, enable swimlanes.
  5. Select a swimlanes option. 

You can try different combinations of fields to see your data in a new way. 

Rearrange columns and rows

Once you select both fields, you can rearrange your columns and rows to get a different perspective. The selected field will have a checkmark next to it. The field selected in one menu will be grayed out in the other menu.

To rearrange:

From either menu, click the grayed-out option. 
Screenshot showing how to click the grayed-out option to rearrange the columns and rows.

The columns and rows will swap. 

Create new tasks

You can quickly create a new task from a swimlane. The task ends up where you need it with fewer clicks!

To create a task from your swimlane: 

  1. Hover over an existing task to display the + New Task button.
  2. Click + New Task.
  3. Create the task.




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