SwiftKanban allows the definition of links between cards to indicate dependencies/ relationships using the ‘Linked Cards’ feature available on the cards. The links can be internal (on the same board) or external ( across boards). This is extremely useful, specially in software development. For example, after you set relationship between a user story to a defect , you can later trace the origin of a story and understand the defect which led to the development of that feature.
Card Type should have links defined so that cards of only selected card types are linked to each other. For example, a defect can have upward traceability to a user story and a downward traceability to an issue. See Defining Links Between Card Types page for detailed help.
To define links between cards on the board :-
You can directly access the linked card section by clicking on the icon.
For cards that already have their hierarchy defined, you can directly access the linked cards section by clicking the icon on the top left corner of the child card or the icon of a parent card.
In the Linked Cards view, you can set upward links and downward links to the card.
The image shows that 'User Story 1' can be further linked to cards for upward traceability and downward traceability from the same view.
Note: SwiftKanban allows defining of a parent-child relationship between different card types. This can be useful in situations where a larger (or parent) cards needs to be broken down into several smaller (or child) cards for better planning and execution. This entire Card Hierarchy approach in SwiftKanban is through a highly visual interface that enables linking new child cards and existing cards to parent cards.
Previously, the user, who is not a team-member on a board, could not view the card details of that board in the card hierarchy.
Now, the same user can view the ID, title, board name and current queue of a card of that board, displayed in the Linked Cards section, provided the Show a non-team member basic details of card in hierarchy check box is selected in the Admin > Settings > Preference page.
For example, you are Manager in board 1, but not a team member of board 2. Board 1 has a card, titled DEF1, which is linked to card, called DEF2 in board 2. So, in the Linked Cards section, you can view the ID, title, board name and current queue (in hover view) of card DEF2 in a card hierarchy.