Infobar (Board module)

Introduction

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

  • Backlog

  • Dependencies

  • Warnings

Switch between the tabs

You can easily choose what type of information the Infobar shows. All you need to do is click on the tab in the upper section of the Infobar. The example below shows what the Backlog view looks like.

Screenshot of the Infobar sidebar in the Board module.

Backlog

The Backlog is a list of tasks such as new features, changes to existing features, bug fixes, infrastructure changes, or other activities a team may deliver to achieve a specific outcome. Backlog items in this section can be displayed as:

  • List of tasks (flat mode)

  • Hierarchy of tasks (work breakdown structure mode)

For more information, see the Backlog page.

Screenshot of the Backlog tab in the Board module.

Dependencies

One of Infobar's sections focuses on task dependencies. The dependencies fall into four categories and resemble links configured in dependency configuration.

The Dependencies tab contains all information on task dependencies:

  • Dependencies between the tasks in the scope of the current box.

  • Dependencies between the tasks in the current box and other boxes (indicated by an icon).

Each link contains the following information:

  • Source task

  • Target task

  • ASAP mode

  • Lag time

You can use the search box to show the list of dependencies for the selected task only. 
The dependency type is listed in a column:

Focus on task

Use the focus feature to select the source or target tasks. The app will adjust the timeline and highlight the task.

Out-of-view dependencies 

A dependency doesn’t appear on the board when at least one task is from an external box.

Out-of-view status is indicated by a grey icon in the Infobar panel:

Focus on source/ target - you can't be taken to a task in a different box.

Warnings

Go to the Warnings tab to see a list of all task warnings. Click on a selected warning to check its details and resolve a problem.

A pop-up message describes a problem and suggests the next steps.