Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

Prev Next

Kanban Diagram Options - Sub-Lanes

Sub-lanes are a useful device for defining another level in the workflow; for example, you might want to divide the 'In-Progress' lane into a number of sub-lanes representing the individual developers, or any lane into 'In-Progress' and 'Complete'. The 'Sub-lanes' page helps you to quickly and easily create any number of new sub-lanes for a Kanban diagram.

You add sub-lanes simply by clicking on the New button and, in the 'Name' column, typing the sub-lane name. Alternatively, you can leave the default string '<anonymous>' to create an un-named sub-lane, which can be useful for organizing lanes that have lots of elements.

Once you have created sub-lanes, they must be applied to one or more parent lanes by selecting the checkbox under the column heading for each parent lane that is to contain the sub-lane. To assign every sub-lane to every lane, you can click on the Check all button, and to clear this total assignment click on the Uncheck all button. You can also change the order of the sub-lanes across all their parent lanes in the Kanban diagram, by clicking on the sub-lane names and on the up-hand and down-hand buttons.

Within a specific parent lane column you can apply custom sorting to the sub-lanes, so that the sub-lanes in that lane are in a different sequence to the same sub-lanes in a different lane. For a column that has assigned sub-lanes (contains selected checkboxes) right-click on the header and select the 'Set lane order' option. A small dialog displays, in which you click on the sub-lane names and use the up-hand and down-hand buttons to put them in the required sequence. Click on the OK button to clear the dialog and apply the sub-lane. If a sub-lane order has been customized, you can return it to the 'across-the-board' order by right-clicking the header again and selecting the 'Reset lane order' option.



Construct > Task Management > Kanban > (options to generate and/or open a Kanban diagram)    or

Start > Today > My Kanban (displays personal default Kanban diagram)


Design > Diagram > Manage > Kanban > Sub-lanes (on an open Kanban diagram)

Context Menu

On a Kanban diagram, double-click on a lane > Sub-lanes

On any other type of diagram, right-click on background | Kanban > Sub-lanes

Learn more