This Current Sprint Scrum Board has:
- A freeform view that allows a space to break down user stories into tasks and sub-tasks.
- A grid view with a scrum board that maps tasks to user stories and tracks the work through to completion.
Once the user stories have been selected for the upcoming sprint, you can use the freeform board here to collaborate with your team in breaking down the user stories into tasks and subtasks. Once that is done, change to the grid view and place each user story into a row of the grid. You can add rows to the grid easily to make space for each user story using the row menu (hover over the row title and say add row below or above).
Next, place all the task cards related to each user story into the Backlog column. You are now ready to kick off your sprint with your team, do a daily standup and watch task cards move from left to right as they get completed.
If there are dependencies between the tasks, you can indicate that with connector lines as we have demonstrated in this examp.
Follow this link to learn more about how this board fits into an overarching agile project process see the following post.
Cardsmith Pro-tip: When you change board views, cards that were added to another view will be in the “Hidden Cards” area at the bottom on your board. Once positioned on a Freeform or Grid View, cards remain on that View. So you can always go back and forth between the Scrum Board Grid and the Work breakdown view of your current sprint board.