Current Status:Atlassian Status as at November 2016 The Kanban Backlog feature is now available for JIRA Software Cloud. The release of Kanban Backlog for JIRA Software Server will be tracked at https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSW-15236 - please add your votes and comments on that issue and continue to watch it for further updates. The Epics panel is available for the Kanban Backlog but is not enabled by default. This is because the epic issue type has historically been available for display as a card. To change the epics to display in the Epics panel there is an option in the board configuration once the Kanban Backlog is enabled i.e. has a status mapped to it. The addition of estimates for Kanban is tracked elsewhere at https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSW-7265 and there are a number of related Suggestions and improvements for Kanban planning which are tracked separately. Kind regards, Martin JIRA Software
This should offer similar functionality to the planning mode for the Scrum Boards as in Using Plan Mode. For example:
- Display and estimate.
- Organising via Epics.
- Column Done status.
- Swim lane and cell constraints.