Documentation Agile Visual Board

Table of Contents

1. Installation
1.1. Installation via Jira Addon Administration
2. Deactivation / Uninstallation
2.1. Deactivation of Agile Visual Board
2.2. Uninstalling Agile Visual Board
3. Overview Pages
3.1. Navigation / Overview / Pages
3.1.1. Plan Overview
3.1.2. Plan overview - Add new plan
3.1.3. Plan Management Overview
3.1.4. Configure plan - Plan Data
3.1.5. Configure plan - File Management
3.1.6. Configure plan - Settings Rows Create a new row Delete Row Columns Create new columns Delete Column
3.1.7. Manage translation
3.2. Plan view
3.2.1. Plan View - Columns / Rows
3.2.2. Keyword filters
3.2.3. Card filter
3.2.4. Export cards (PDF)
3.2.5. Show Card ID
3.2.6. Print stand
3.2.7. Manage Plan
3.2.8. Create a card Create text card Draw card
3.2.9. Highlight Group Filters / Groups
3.2.10. Hide/show columns
3.2.11. Inbox folder
3.2.12. Used folder
3.2.13. Ordner "Ablage"
3.2.14. Bin folder
3.3. Usage
3.3.1. Card icons Task overview Comments Attachments Card information Card history Create a new version of a card version Edit Version Create a new version of a card Card groups Original size PDF export Share Discard
3.3.2. Moving cards (Drag and Drop)
3.3.3. Card groups
3.3.4. Display of linked cards in Issues
3.4. Assignment of rights
3.4.1. Project roles

When the plug-in is installed and activated, the icon for "DAC" appears in the JIRA menu bar on the left-hand side of your project bar. The menu option serves as an entry point to plan management.

In theFile Management, images can be uploaded for use in the plan and deleted if necessary. "Select images" opens a browser-specific upload dialog. One or more image files can be selected here. The formats jpg, png, gif, tiff are supported, the upload of other file formats is not possible.

When one or more image files are selected for upload, a preview image, the name of the file, its file size and two action buttons are displayed. With "Start" a single image is uploaded and can then be used in the plan. The progress of the upload can be followed on the green bar. Click on "Cancel" to remove the image.

Via "Start upload" all selected images can be uploaded to the plan at the same time. The upload of the images can be cancelled by clicking "Cancel upload". When uploading multiple images, the large green bar shows how long all uploads will take. Furthermore, the current upload speed, the remaining upload time, the percentage of progress as well as the already uploaded and the total size of all selected files are displayed.

Uploaded image files can be removed by clicking the "Delete" button.

By clicking on the preview image or the name of an already uploaded file, this file can be viewed in full screen. You can use the arrows on the left or right edge of the dialog window to switch between all uploaded images. The full screen can be closed again by clicking on the "X".

Using the checkbox next to the "Delete" icon for all files already uploaded, one or more files can be selected and then removed using the central "Delete" icon. With the checkbox next to the central "Delete" icon all already uploaded files can be selected and deselected.

In the settings, the width and height of the card size and the card print size can be defined in centimeters (cm). The size of the card can be used to determine the size of the individual cards on the card. The size of the card print determines the dimensions for later printing of the plan. Only the first number after the decimal point is taken into account; for each subsequent decimal place, the value is rounded up from 5, otherwise rounded down.

In the plan view, the settings you have made are displayed in plan management.

The Create Card dialog allows you to create "text cards" and "draw cards". Cards that are created using Create Cards land directly in the clipboard. They can then be moved directly onto the plan.

Click on the "Draw card" button to open the editor for freehand drawing of maps.

The following options are available for freehand drawing cards:

  • New - Empties the current document

  • Save - Saves the current drawn canvas as a map

  • Undo - Undoes the last executed step

  • Redo - Repeats the last undone step

  • Copy - Copies the currently selected element

  • Paste - Pastes the element currently in the clipboard again

  • Delete element - Deletes the selected object from the drawing area

  • Reset settings - Resets all selected drawing options

  • Close - Finishes editing the drawing card. If changes have been detected that have not yet been saved, a corresponding dialog appears.

All drawing options can be combined individually. The drawing is done directly on the drawing area with the mouse after selecting the corresponding tool. Once the map has been drawn, the map can be handed over on the map with the saving option. After saving, the card is placed in the input folder and can be used for the plan from there. Alternatively, a map can be drawn by clicking with the left mouse button on an unoccupied cell of the plan and the created map is placed directly in the selected cell in the plan after completion of the dialog.

If an image has been dragged and dropped onto the plan, the function buttons "Task overview", "Comment", "Attachments" appear on its top side and "Card information", "Original size", "PDF export", "Split" and "Store" on its bottom side when the mouse is over the corresponding card.

The map history allows you to manage the version of a map. Many versions can still be created for cards. The map history provides an overview of the previous versions of a map as well as the options to edit and duplicate the existing version and to create a new version based on the current version.

This function offers the possibility to group different maps. Grouping can be done by drawing a card over another card. A new dialog opens in which you can select a name and color for the newly created map group. A click on the "Save" button now creates the map group. The dialog can then be closed by clicking on the "Close" button. Press the "Delete" button to delete an existing card group.

If you move the mouse over a card belonging to a card group on the map, all cards of this group are marked with the color of the card group. In addition, the "Card group" icon is displayed in the upper right area of a card belonging to the group. A click on this icon opens the map group dialog again.

The highlighting of groups can be switched on and off with the "Highlight group" button. The group filter can be used to filter by individual groups, but all other images are hidden. If you click on "Select all", only all groups are displayed. You can undo the selection by clicking on the selected filter.

The "Maps" tab provides an overview of all maps belonging to the group. The list shows the images of the maps, the map ID and the position of the maps on the map. Use the "Delete" button to remove cards from the group. Furthermore, it is possible to define a main card. If additional maps are to be added to an existing group by "Drag and Drop", this is only possible by dragging the new map to the main map. When you create a new map group using "Drag and Drop", the map always becomes the main map on which another map has been drawn.

Rights are assigned via project roles. Three different roles are currently available to use Agile Visual Board. Jira system administrators have full access to the plugin and do not need separate rights.