Documentation for GreenHopper 6.1.x. Documentation for other versions of JIRA Agile is available too.
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(info) Note that this page only applies if you are using the Classic Boards (which are no longer being actively developed; read more).


The GreenHopper Classic Task Board provides you with visibility into the progress of ongoing versions and offers two viewing modes:

  • Compact (Kanban) Mode — shows the standard Task Board, with a column for each mapped status.
  • Outline Mode — shows a mini Task Board for every issue that has sub-tasks.

To select the viewing mode for your Classic Task Board project,

  1. Log into JIRA.
  2. Select Agile > Classic in the top navigation bar. Then select Classic Task Board from the drop-down below the project name.
  3. Select your project from the project dropdown (top left of the Task Board above the 'Task Board' dropdown), if it is not already selected. The Task Board will refresh with information for your project.
  4. Click the Views dropdown menu and select one of the following viewing modes:

(tick) Tip: Refer to the Navigation Bar instructions for information about using the Task Board's navigation bar.
(tick) Tip: Refer to Using Classic Task Board Views for information about the 'Card', 'Summary' and 'List' views.


On this page:





Compact (Kanban) Mode


The compact mode is the standard Task Board view. Simple columns populated with the issues based on the mapping defined in the Task Board mapping. Users will be able to drag and drop the issues from one column to another based on their permissions and the board mapping. Your project administrator can also add columns via the project configuration.

Screenshot: Viewing the Task Board in compact mode

Outline Mode


In outline mode, GreenHopper will create a small Task Board for every issue that has sub-tasks. The parent issue will be represented as the header of a small Task Board that will be populated with all of the parent issue's sub-tasks. This makes the progress of the parent easier to follow. All issues without sub-tasks will populate a Task Board at the bottom of the page called 'Other Issues'.

Screenshot: Viewing the Task Board in outline mode