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Lanes Explained

Each lane on the board is classified with a Lane Class and a Lane Type

Additionally, on in-progress or backlog lanes, you'll be able to set the lane as a Default Drop Lane, and on top level, in-progress lanes, you'll be able to set the lane as the Connected Cards Done Lane

Lane Class  

LeanKit lanes belong to one of three lane classes by default: "Not Started," "Started" or "Finished," corresponding to the general status of the cards in those lanes. The lane class is used in reports for calculating cards that are “Not Started,” “Started,” and “Finished.”

Which lanes belong to which Lane Class?

  • “Not Started” lanes include the Backlog and any sub-lanes.
  • “Started” lanes include the main, in-progress lane(s) and any sub-lanes.
  • “Finished” lanes include the Archive and any sub-lanes.

You cannot change or edit a lane’s class.

Lane Type

LeanKit lanes can also be categorized into one of three Lane Types: “Ready,” “In Process,” or “Completed” (or left unspecified). A lane’s Lane Type can be edited in the Board Layout Editor from within the Lane Settings tab as shown below. A lane’s Lane Type can be different than the Lane Class that lane falls under, and you can change or edit your board’s Lane Type at any time by accessing the Lane’s settings from within the Board Layout Editor.

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Connected Cards Done Lane

The Connected Cards Done Lane is a single, designated, top-level lane on the board that inherits all the properties of the archive lane.

The Connected Cards Done Lane is configured by administrators or managers via the lane context menu (right-click) or via the lane settings menu in the Board Layout Editor. 

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The Connected Cards Done Lane is indicated by a checkmark in the lane header. Cards placed in this lane are marked “complete” for all analytics purposes. Learn more about the Connected Cards Done Lane

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Default Drop Lane

The Default Drop Lane is a single, dedicated lane on a board where new cards are placed when they are created, unless otherwise specified. For example, when a card is created via email it will automatically appear in the board's Default Drop Lane. 

The Connected Cards Done Lane is configured by administrators or managers via the lane context menu (right-click) or via the lane settings menu in the Board Layout Editor. 

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The Default Drop Lane is indicated by the small square icon with the arrow in the lane header. 


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