Task board is an important tool in the Agile process. It helps the team to focus on the work at hand in the current sprint and feed progress data back into the system.
The Task board is a not a sprint-planning tool; it is more of a sprint-tracking tool. Use the Planning Board for planning the stories that will be dealt-with in the sprint. During the sprint, team members can use the Task Board to break down the stories into tasks and track them to completion.

For more information, see What are Planning, Task, and Kanban Boards?

TeamForge project administrators can configure one Task Board per project. Once that is done, project members can use the Task Board.

  • During Task Board configuration:
    • Select one or more backlog trackers.
    • Select a task tracker. You can select only one task tracker for a project.
    • Select at least two and up to seven statuses. The number of task swimlanes in the Task Board is equal to the number of statuses you select.
    • Select the unit of effort for backlog and task trackers.

    For more information, see What are Planning, Task and Kanban boards?

  1. Click TRACKERS from the Project Home menu.

  2. In the List Trackers, Planning Folders and Teams page, click Task.

  3. Click the Task Board configuration icon ( ). The Settings window appears.

  4. Select one or more backlog trackers and a task tracker.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Select at least two and up to seven statuses from the Available list box. Press and hold the Ctrl key to select multiple items.

  7. Click the forward arrow to add the selected statuses to the Selected list box.

    You can always revisit your status settings for Task Board and change them if required at any future point in time.

    Use the forward and backward arrows to move statuses to and fro the Available and Selected list boxes.

    Use the up or down arrows to move statuses up or down within the Selected list box.
  8. Click Next.

  9. Select the task effort field and backlog item size field.

  10. Click Finish. The following success message appears: “Task Board preferences saved successfully”.

You have now successfully configured the Task Board for your project. Project members can start using the Task Board to manage their tasks.