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The Board module also incorporates a timeline that shows important events or milestones. Plus, you can customize the task cards by using the task template creator.


Board elements

The Board module includes four elements:

Board hierarchy

The Board module utilizes the concept of the Box hierarchy, which needs to be configured first in the Overview module. You can zoom in on three levels of Boxes, for example:




+ Add task

Use this option to add tasks by:

  • Creating new tasks in the host platform (the host platform is the Jira instance you are currently using)

  • Creating basic tasks

Use this option to access the scope definition page:

Swimlane picker

Display or hide swimlanes of various types.

Timebox Reports

Generate instant reports using charts for each Timebox (reports for upper-level Timeboxes are a BigPicture Enterprise feature).

View options

Adjust the way cards are displayed or quickly collapse all the team swim lanes to get an overview of your teams' progress. View settings include the following features:

  • Layout

    • Compact

    • Regular 

    • Wide

  • Totals - aggregation options showing the progress of a Timebox or planned-vs-capacity indication

  • Task warnings

  • Show objectives

  • Collapse or expand all swimlanes to get an overview of all your team's progress or planned work status

  • Swimlanes are displayed in alphabetical order and cannot be rearranged

    • Expand all swimlanes

    • Collapse all swimlanes


Display different dependency types and resolve conflicts:

  • SoftBoard-dedicated, color-coded dependency links

  • Strongdashed-line color-coded links showing custom dependencies

  • Correct (healthy dependencies, colored yellow and green)

  • Incorrect (unhealthy dependencies, colored red)



To unlock the export features, install the BigTemplate App from the Atlassian Marketplace.

PDF image export requires NodeJS installation. If you do not see the "PDF image" export option, click here for more information.

You can Export the Board module data using the "Export" button:

Inline editable field

You can inline edit the text and number fields both on a task card and within the backlog.

Inline edit the "Summary" field:

Inline edit the "Status" field:


The Board configuration includes:

  • Box hierarchyconfigure Sub-Boxes using the home screen or the Overview module

  • Scope definition—define the scope or the sub-scope.

Card Views

Change the layout of the task card and add different fields to provide the right level of information for your team.

Capacity planning

Define the capacity of teams and team members.

Quick filters

Filter data using previously created JQL filters in program configuration.

Show full scope

Load tasks from lower-level Boxes/hide tasks in lower level Boxes:

  • When the filter button is pressed (dark grey background, white icon), only tasks planned on the level you currently see are visible. Tasks planned for lower-level Boxes are hidden.

  • All tasks are shown when the filter button is not pressed (light grey background, dark icon). 

The button doesn't affect the backlog on the right because the backlog has its own separate show/hide lower-level tasks button.

Show tasks with dependencies

Hide tasks that don't have any dependencies:

  • When the filter button is pressed (dark grey background, white icon), only tasks that have dependencies are visible. Tasks without dependencies are hidden.

  • All tasks are shown when the filter button is not pressed (light grey background, dark icon). 

The button doesn't affect the backlog on the right - only task cards on the left are affected.

Search box

Quick search your tasks using:

  • Task summary search

  • JQL search 

Timebox info

Additional information about the selected Timebox, which includes the Timebox ID.

Full-screen mode

Use this mode to hide Jira's and shared App headers.



Dynamic timeline with "Today" and "Zoom" buttons. Click on the timeline's arrows to navigate between Iteration and Program Increments or to add a marker or an important event.


Dynamic backlog sidebar presenting all tasks which can be planned on the Board. Backlog can be displayed as a flat list of tasks or a task structure.

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Infobar sidebar

The Infobar in the Board module provides information on crucial box content aspects, including:

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Back to backlog

Right-click on a task and select Back to backlog to move a task to the backlog.


Create a task-based objective

You can create a task-based objective directly in the Board module. Right-click on a task (Jira issue/basic task) and select Create objective based on this task.


A new objective is immediately visible in the Objectives module.


Live sync

Update task data without refreshing the page. The live sync mode is recommended for distributed teams.

Undo button

Undo the last action. 

Important: Only a single action can be undone.

The Undo button is grayed out by default. It becomes available when the user performs an operation that can be undone. Performing an undo operation OR reloading the page makes the Undo button grayed out again.