Redmine Kanban plugin

I’m happy to release the Redmine Kanban plugin for Redmine. This plugin allows users to manage issues by following the Kanban style of project management, with bonus Javascript effects like drag and drop.

Getting the plugin

A copy of the plugin can be downloaded from Little Stream Software or from GitHub. Make sure to download at least version 0.1.1, there was a critical bug that was fixed.

The installation instructions are included in the archive’s Readme.rdoc.


  • Global Kanban page showing the status of issues across projects
  • Multiple “Panes” to show the lifecycle of an issue
    • Incoming Pane
    • Unstaffed Backlog pane
    • Quick Tasks pane – issues without a time estimate
    • Selected Tasks – Manager prioritized list
    • Active Staffed Requests – issues in progress
    • Testing Staffed Requests – issues awaiting testing
    • Finished Requests
  • Updates to Kanban view are saved to the issues
    • Issue status
    • Issue assignment
    • Issue start date


This plugin requires some configuration so it knows your specific Redmine environment. The Readme shows a recommended configuration that I used during development. Future versions will allow more customizations like turning off some of the panes.

Once configured, there will be a Kanban link on the top left menu. This will bring up Kanban page, which has the entire logic of the plugin. Make sure you have Javascript enabled and then start drag and dropping the issues. As issues are dragged to the right panes, their statuses will be updated inside Redmine.

Project help

If you need help you can contact me or create an issue in the Bug Tracker.


I would like to thank Bill Tihen from the Leysin American School in Switzerland for sponsoring this plugin. If you find it useful, send your appreciation his way.

If you are currently working on a Redmine plugin and need help or have an idea for a plugin you would like developed, please contact me. My company, Little Stream Software, specializes in the development of custom Redmine features and Redmine plugins.



    • edavis10 says:

      No. This is primarily focused on prioritizing cross-project issues. I have been working on a different view of the data that organizes issues by project but it’s not complete and doesn’t allow editing at this time.

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