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Customer Case: Displaying Project Name on Virto Kanban Cards

How to display a project name instead of a task name on cards of Virto Kanban Board app for SharePoint Online.

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Business Requirements

  • A group of developers prefer to use a single SharePoint task list (a Kanban board) for all of their projects.
  • Many projects do not require lots of tasks, and creating a separate task list or a board per project would be overkill. That is why every kanban card should be named after a project, not a task.
  • A big-picture view of all of team work across all projects instead of flipping from one board or a page to another.

Virto Software Components Used

Virto Kanban Board App.

Solution Summary

The department of media corporation required a flexible agile project management tool for SharePoint Online. The solution must have the ability to select a SharePoint list field that will be displayed as the Task title. For example, not a Task name, but Project name.

A standart agile board with sorting option by task priority.

Flexible tool for agile project management

Customized agile board with sorting option by users and their current projects instead task names (the count of tasks in swimlane is applied for “In Progress” and “Waiting on someone else” columns).

Flexible tool for agile project management

Virto Kanban app abilities allows users to select task name field for a Kanban task tooltip and choose any other field to display it on their Kanban card.

You just need to select a required field for Task title and the field, that will be displayed as task name in the Virto SharePoint Online Kanban settings.

In this example, the Title field of item and Title field that was chosen for displaying on task body have the same list field.

In this example, the Title field of item is an actual task name. And the Title field for displaying on task body contains the value from column “Project”.

You can learn more about all features of Virto Kanban Board App for SharePoint Online on the product page or download and try fully free 30-days trial.

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Tatiana Sushchenko is the product owner at VirtoSoftware. She started her IT career with the famous ABBYY Lingvo back in 2006 in Moscow. Then she moved to Microsoft performing strongly in various marketing management roles across Visio, SharePoint, Office 365 and Project for almost 10 years. Tatiana is a graduate of the Institute of Business Studies and holds a mini-MBA degree. She also graduated from Microsoft marketing excellence university.

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