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Kanban Diagram Options - Sub-Lanes
Sub-lanes are a useful device for defining another level in the workflow; for example, you might want to divide the 'In-Progress' lane into a number of sub-lanes representing the individual developers, or any lane into 'In-Progress' and 'Complete'. The 'Sub-lanes' page helps you to quickly and easily create any number of new sub-lanes for a Kanban diagram.
You add sub-lanes simply by clicking on the and, in the 'Name' column, typing the sub-lane name. Alternatively, you can leave the default string '<anonymous>' to create an un-named sub-lane, which can be useful for organizing lanes that have lots of elements.
Once you have created sub-lanes, they must be applied to one or more parent lanes by selecting the checkbox under the column heading for each parent lane that is to contain the sub-lane. To assign every sub-lane to every lane, you can click on the Check all button, and to clear this total assignment click on the . You can also change the order of the sub-lanes across all their parent lanes in the Kanban diagram, by clicking on the sub-lane names and on the up-hand and down-hand buttons.
Within a specific parent lane column you can apply custom sorting to the sub-lanes, so that the sub-lanes in that lane are in a different sequence to the same sub-lanes in a different lane. For a column that has assigned sub-lanes (contains selected checkboxes) right-click on the header and select the 'Set lane order' option. A small dialog displays, in which you click on the sub-lane names and use the up-hand and down-hand buttons to put them in the required sequence. Click on the to clear the dialog and apply the sub-lane. If a sub-lane order has been customized, you can return it to the 'across-the-board' order by right-clicking the header again and selecting the 'Reset lane order' option.
Construct > Task Management > Kanban > (options to generate and/or open a Kanban diagram) or
Start > Today > My Kanban (displays personal default Kanban diagram)
Design > Diagram > Manage > Kanban > Sub-lanes (on an open Kanban diagram)
On a Kanban diagram, double-click on a lane > Sub-lanes
On any other type of diagram, right-click on background | Kanban > Sub-lanes