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Lanes Explained

LeanKit’s guide to understanding Lane Type and Lane Class and what it means for your board.

Each lane on the board has each of the following properties: a Lane Class, a Lane Type, and a Connected Card Done Lane yes/no designation.


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.


Lane Types are used when calculating a card's Actual Finish Date, and in the Efficiency and Multi-Board Exceptions Reports. For example, when a card moves into a lane you have specified as Lane Type “Completed” that card’s Actual Finish Date is recorded at the time it moves into that “Completed” lane.

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.


Connected Card Done Lane

The Connected Card Done Lane is a single, designated, top-level lane on the board that inherits all the properties of the archive lane. The Connected Card Done Lane is configured by administrators or managers in the Lane Settings tab within the Board Layout Editor. Cards placed in this lane are marked “complete” for all analytics purposes. Learn more about the Connected Card Done Lane






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