Clone Swimlane on Kanban Board

When creating horizontal swimlanes on the Kanban board, you often run across the need to create another copy of an existing horizontal lane. Take the following example:

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Now, we’d like to be able to simply copy the Feature Team A lane to create a Feature Team B lane with all the same sub-lanes. Using the “clone swimlane” button, we can:

Notice that the new lane title is “Feature Team A – Cloned”. Now we can simply change that to “Feature Team B”, and either save the board or create more copies for feature team C, D, etc.

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Chris Hefley

Chris Hefley is a co-founder of LeanKit. After years of coping with “broken” project management systems in software development, Chris helped build LeanKit as a way for teams to become more effective. He believes in building software and systems that make people’s lives better and transform their relationship with work. In 2011, he was nominated for the Lean Systems Society’s Brickell Key Award. Follow Chris on Twitter @indomitablehef.