Planview LeanKit’s Connections Map allows you to see interconnected items in one place to more easily find and view connected cards and identify risks such as slower process steps that might need to be decoupled.
Connections capabilities are included in LeanKit for Scaled Teams and LeanKit for the Enterprise edition accounts. To find out which edition of Planview LeanKit is right for you, check out our Compare Editions page.
To view a map of your connections, first access the board filter via the funnel icon in the top bar.
From there, click the Parent Cards tab. You’ll see a box next to Visualize Connections. Check the box to show red lines mapping your connected cards.
Each line points from the parent card to its child card. So the red dot on the line indicates a parent card, and the arrow at the end of the line directs you to its respective child.
Once the visualization is turned on, you can toggle the visualization on and off from your board by clicking the C on your keyboard.
Hovering over an individual card darkens each line connected to it so that you can more easily identify all of the related work.
When you move a card, the lines will update.
If you’re having trouble following a line, simply click on the line itself and the board will navigate you to the child card it connects to, highlighting the card for easy viewing.
If you’d like to find a parent card connected to a specific child card you can press Shift on your keyboard while clicking on the line and the board will navigate to the connected parent card.
Just like when navigating to the child card, the parent card will be highlighted.
If you have the Connections Map enabled on the board when you download a board snapshot, the snapshot will honor this view.