Task Manager visualizes tasks and projects on a kanban
board in SharePoint. When managers and team members get
such a picture of the work process, they can quickly reveal
bottlenecks and blockers. Less time is spent on trying to
sort out how projects are coming along, because everything
is visible on the board.
When you open Kanban Task Manager in SharePoint,
you can see the workgroup's different tasks visualized as
color coded cards on a kanban board. New tasks are created
with a click directly from the board, and the tasks can
be dragged between the board's phases (and lanes) as the
Kanban Task Manager uses as much standard SharePoint
features as possible, so it is easy to understand and use.
Tasks for multiple projects can be displayed on one kanban
The demo below shows the sandboxed solution. The add-in
has the same design and features, except for the move to
another board, which is not possible with an add-in.
Filter tasks by priority, project and responsible
and, if enabled, also by a custom field. The filter
is kept at refresh and browser restart, so users can
bookmark the filtered view and share its URL
with other users who have access to the same Kanban
Task Manager installation.
Every user can, for example, send a manager the path
to a filtered view that shows only that user's tasks.
If this is done regularly, it is easy for the manager
to track each team member's progress.
Search of both subjects and body texts of
Create task checklists and checklist templates
for common task steps.
Graphic indicators on the kanban cards: high and
low priority, overdue and % completed.
Time logging and Hours Open for each
Support for multiple assignees. Search by any of
the assigned persons.
Phases and projects can be hidden.
Organizations with multiple installations can
move tasks between kanban boards (only the sandboxed
More views in addition to the kanban board:
Timeline, tasks grouped by Responsible and Project
Project, with pie charts that show tasks in
Daily trend, line chart with task statuses from
the last 30 days
Day report, task activities on a specified day
7 Habits, tasks grouped by importance and urgency
Not Assigned, where you quickly assign tasks
to team members.
Change the captions "Project" and "Lane" into something
that suits the organization better.
Use any other SharePoint Tasks list instead of the
default Kanban Task Manager customized task list.
Embed My Tasks in any SharePoint page and
give a simple interface for users who only need to see
their own tasks. The sandboxed solution can fetch tasks
from several kanban boards.
Create a custom parameter that is added to
tasks, filters and views.
Set WIP limits for phases and lanes, to give
a warning when the predefined number of tasks is exceeded.
Set default column values.
Set number of columns for each phase, to
optimize the use of screen space.
Right click on a task to open its details pane.
Here you can manage the task without opening it:
Set a progress bar or close the task
Change responsible person
Copy the task
See task versions
Move the task to another kanban board (only
the sandboxed solution)
Read the full task description
Manage the checklist and time logging, if enabled.
See Hours Open for the task
gives managers an overview of open tasks on all Kanban
Task Manager installations on the farm/tenant.