Only in PractiTest! Customizable Task-Board to help users manage tasks more efficiently!

As all QA management tools, PractiTest defines entities by their subject. The entities we all know are Requirements, Tests, TestSets and Issues.

PractiTest's task board allows you to define entities in a way that will help you prioritize, share progress, and have cross modules view of your entities.

Enabling the Task Board

To enable the Task-Board, user with project admin permissions should click 'Settings' on the top navigation bar and choose Project. Then tick 'Enable Task Board' and save.

Enable Task Board

The Task-Board tab will appear right next to your dashboard tabs.

Task Board Tab

You can also access the Task Board from the info center.

Info center access to task board

 

Task Board Default View

The default view will include 4 lanes: Waiting, ToDo, InProgress, Done

Note: only users with account Owner level of permissions can adjust the lanes.

You can filter the task board view using 3 filter categories: Project, Assigned To User and Entity Type

Task Board Default View

 

Adding items to Task Board

Adding individual entities to a lane

In order to insert real data and entities from your project into the task-board, go to any entity in your project (issue, test, requirement, Instance or testset) and on the right side, under Task Management, use the “Add to Task Board” drop down to insert the entity you are in, to the desirable lane in your task board.

Task Board Default View

Batch add entities to a lane

In order to add a few entites to a lane in one operation, select the entities from the relevant grid, then click 'Batch Edit'. Then, tick the box next to 'Add to task board' and select the relevant lane from the drop down-list

Batch edit entities Batch add entities to a lane

 

The Tasks

The entities you selected to add will appear as tasks on the board, in the selected lanes, including relevant information about the chosen entity:

  • Requirements: Status
  • Tests: Run Status
  • Test Set: Run Status Bar
  • Issues: Assigned To, Status

Tasks Overview

Tasks headings include entity type, ID, and name. By pressing the task’s name, you will be redirected to the entity window in a new tab.

Each task will also have an Archive button. By pressing the archive button, this entity will no longer be a task and will be removed from the task board (the entity itself will not be deleted). To re-insert it to the task board, you will need to add it to task board again as explained above.

TestSet tasks will have a Run button. Pressing it will take you to the first instance of the TestSet.

 

The Lanes

The number next to the lane name represents the amount of tasks in that lane.

tasks number

Account owners can customize the lanes by pressing the Customize Lanes button on the top right-hand side.

Customizing task board lanes

In the Lane Editor window you can edit lanes names, move them right & left, delete a lane or add a lane using the “+” sign on the top left.

Lane editor

Every change made by the account owner to the lanes definition, will appear in all project user’s boards.

 

Filtering Lanes' View

Filter your view by entity type or by person assignments by using the bar above the lanes:

Filter lanes view

 

Moving Tasks Between Lanes

The tasks are built as “Drag & Drop” blocks, meaning you can move tasks up & down and Right & Left between lanes easily. By doing that, the data associated to the task will be updated across the board, so all viewers will see the changes and the Task Management data on the right side of the entity page will be updated accordingly.

The updates between tasks and entities work also the other way around, meaning – if data changes within the entity (for example when changing issue status from rejected to fixed) the data on the task board will be updated accordingly.