Kanban Task Manager Plans

Kanban Task Manager for SharePoint logoBelow is what we want to see in future versions of Kanban Task Manager. The plans are valid for both SharePoint editions, sandboxed solution and add-in.

The priorities are fluent, but
if you like a feature and wish to make it reality soon, you are very welcome to sponsor it. Then we will put "your" feature at the top of the list.

We also welcome all suggestions for future development, whether your organization has a possibility to sponsor it or not.

Current development, for release in Q2 2017

  • Completely new design of the kanban board.

  • Kanban Task Manager Current Development

  • A possibility of creating a new task by the shortcut Ctrl + Enter.
  • The assigned person's photo will be displayed on each card.
  • Enhancing the filter option by adding a possibility to filter by multiple projects, responsibles and priorities.
  • The filter controls will be moved to a left pane, to give more vertical space.
  • Moving more of the functionalities of Kanban Task Manager Add-in to the host web to avoid problems of cross-site scripting, the need of having a special edit form and improving the working of the "My Tasks" embedding.
  • Implementing some design changes at the Kanban Task Manager lists and fields level for improved performance.

Future development

  • Add an e-mail management feature, so that organizations can handle e-mail conversations on the kanban board, all the way from the initial issue report to the final closing of the ticket. This way Kanban Task Manager can be used for issue tracking and user support as well as for projects management. (This is already possible if you combine Kanban Task Manager with the kalmstrom.com solution HelpDesk OSP.)
  • An option to restrict the number of displayed closed tasks and only show tasks from the latest X hours, or the latest X tasks, in the Finished/Done/Completed phase – that is, the phase to where closed tasks should be moved. The hidden tasks will not be removed from the database/SharePoint list. Instead they will be retained for statistics purposes.
  • Archiving feature. It will be possible to export completed tasks to a separate SharePoint list.
  • We will create tutorials showing how to use the built-in SharePoint features to import data from other systems and create alerts and workflows to send reminders or notifications.
  • When filtering it will be possible to select multiple projects/responsibles instead of just one.
  • The creator of the task will be shown in a label in the Kanban Task Manager toolbar.
  • Add a connection between Kanban Task Manager and the SharePoint calendar.
  • Add a possibility to export the current kanban board to a PDF file, so that it can be printed.
  • We will give a possibility to add a link from a project in the Projects list to the Kanban Task Manager view showing only tasks for that project.
  • We will give a possibility to add a link from a responsible in the Responsibles list to the Kanban Task Manager view showing only tasks for that responsible.
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