Lately I’ve been using Emperor to manage many of dayjob work tasks. This level of dogfooding has exposed some limitations in Emperor’s ability to present work in a useful way. Giant lists of ticket’s aren’t helpful when you need status at a glance.
One of my favorite development processes is Kanban. I’ve used physical kanban boards with post-it notes in past jobs to keep things straight. This has been a feature of other ticketing systems for a while, it was just lacking in Emperor.
As such I’m happy to tag Emperor 0.2.1 today that includes a kanban board for every project.
In addition to the expected visualization of states via columns, Emperor’s kanban implementation also provides easy filtering to view just the tickets you are interested in. This feature is often implemented as swimlanes in other kanban implementations.
There are many features that I look forward to adding to Emperor’s kanban but this is a great start.