If you currently use the "cardwall" feature of the Assembla tickets tool, this post is for you. We have come up with a new cardwall design that you can access under the “New Cardwall” tab next to the existing cardwall tab. You will see a number of changes over the current cardwall design. Please look at them, and help us by answering a few questions at the bottom of this post. We will use your comments to design the final release.
Here is summary of the changes we are proposing:
Changes to the filter header
The main goal of a cardwall is to share one view of the team's current tasks. We want to make it easier for new users to understand the current team view, and set it.
If you are a space owner, you will see a button to “Set default view”. So, you can easily select a milestone or filter, and set it as the team default view. This option was hidden in the ticket settings.
- You can go back the default view set by the space owner from any view using the "Go to default view" button.
We cleaned up the drop-down list of team filters. At the top are special views for “All tickets” “Current Milestone”. These are the most common settings. Then, we show a list of open milestones. Below that, we show a list of custom filters (saved from the personal filter sidebar).
We expect that most teams will start with a view of “All Tickets”. Then, when they get a lot of tickets, they will organize them into a backlog with milestones. They will go to the cardwall and select a milestone to display. They will normally use the “Current milestone”, which is a label that you can apply to the milestone that you are currently working on.
Many of users also use the cardwall to see personal views. For example, they search for a keyword like “cardwall” to see cardwall related tickets, or they us a tag like “marketing” to see the work of the marketing team, or they use a more complex filter.
We moved the tag filter into the personal filter area to clean up the header
We added three special searches - for text, tags, and “my followed tickets”
We believe that we are on the right track with these filter changes. We will deploy this with small improvements and new personal options. In the next release, we want to add a new option to show “related tickets”, so that you can select a story or an epic, and see a cardwall with all of the subtasks.