A Wallboard is a type of information radiator that displays vital data about the progress of the development team. Similar to a scoreboard at a sporting event, Wallboards are large, highly visible and easy to understand for anyone walking by.
Traditional Wallboards are made of paper or use sticky notes on a wall. Electronic Wallboards are very effective since they update automatically with real-time data ensuring that people check back regularly.
Screenshot: Example Wallboard
Setting up a Wallboard
Explore different layouts for your Wallboard to see which suits your needs best.
- Create a dashboard, as described in Customizing the Dashboard.
- Navigate to your new dashboard and click Add Gadget. The Gadget Directory will display in a dialog.
- Click the Wallboard tab on the left-hand side to show only Wallboard-capable gadgets in the list. You can use gadgets that are not listed under the 'Wallboard' tab, however, JIRA will style these gadgets in a 'best efforts' manner (fonts and colour schemes may not match) and some features will be unavailable.
- Add the desired gadgets to your dashboard and configure them.
- (optional) Make the color of the individual gadgets in one column the same. This enables cycling of gadgets within Wallboards for some cool effects.
- Click Tools > View as Wallboard.
Configuring multiple dashboards as a Wallboard slideshow
- Create/configure your dashboards to display as Wallboards, as described in the 'Setting up a Wallboard' section above.
- Navigate to one of the dashboards and click Tools > Set Up Wallboard Slideshow.
- Select the dashboards you wish to include as well as any display options, then click Done.
Click Tools > View Wallboard Slideshow to view your new Wallboard Slideshow.
Note: If you have too many items in a column on a wallboard, the items in the column will cycle as well, this is not configurable and not related to the Cycle Period.