Monday, January 17, 2011

Trac and Kanban

(Don't miss my update Trac and Kanban Redux)

We use a Trac wiki page as a simple kanban board. It's pretty neat, especially when put on a 42" LCD TV in the project room.

Here's how it looks in the browser:

And here's the wiki code, all built using TickeyQuery-macros, both for counting (to keep an eye on the WIP-limit) and listing the tickets themselves. It's pretty basic, but it works well  for our small team and it's easy to understand and maintain.

This is the ticket dashboard for Orcamp for [milestone:"Orcamp 1.0"] ([/query?milestone=2010+M11&order=priority&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=component tickets])  -- [wiki:Orcamp/FeatureList current feature list]

#!div style="float:left; margin-right:1em; width:30%"

= Open Tickets = 

Total: [[TicketQuery(status=new|reopened,milestone=Orcamp 1.0,format=count)]] 

[[TicketQuery(group=priority,status=new|reopened,milestone=Orcamp 1.0)]]

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= Work In Progress =

Total: [[TicketQuery(status=accepted|testable,milestone=Orcamp 1.0,format=count)]] 

== Started ==

[[TicketQuery(status=accepted,order=priority,group=owner,milestone=Orcamp 1.0)]]

== Ready for Test ==

[[TicketQuery(status=testable&review_issues=0&reviewed!=,group=developertest,milestone=Orcamp 1.0)]]

== Reviewed tickets with issues ==

[[TicketQuery(review_issues=1,group=owner,status=testable|closed,resolution=fixed,milestone=Orcamp 1.0)]]

== Unreviewed tickets == 

[[TicketQuery(review_issues!=1,status=closed|testable,group=status,resolution=fixed,reviewed=,milestone=Orcamp 1.0)]]

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= Closed Tickets = 

Total fixed: [[TicketQuery(status=closed,milestone=Orcamp 1.0,resolution=fixed,format=count)]] 
Other: [[TicketQuery(status=closed,milestone=Orcamp 1.0,resolution!=fixed,format=count)]] 

== Fixed tickets ==

[[TicketQuery(status=closed,group=type,resolution=fixed,milestone=Orcamp 1.0)]]

== Other resolutions ==

[[TicketQuery(status=closed,group=resolution,resolution!=fixed,milestone=Orcamp 1.0)]]


#!div style="clear:both"

Note that the above wiki code contains some references to custom fields (notably review_issues) that we use to manage code reviews on a ticket-by-ticket basis. In our small team, we've decided to allow commits of unreviewed code, but require code to be reviewed before it's cleared for testing. 

As always, you should adapt to local conditions. :)
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