ZenHub is built for many different teams and is flexible and customizable to suit all kinds of workflows. Learn some tips and recommendations to stay productive, organized, and focused in ZenHub.
1. Use multi-action to perform bulk issue updates
Multi-action lets you quickly perform bulk updates to a number of issues in seconds. This lets you quickly organize work so that you can spend less time on manual tasks and more time dedicated to priority work.
To use multi-action, hover over the avatar for any issue card on the Board to select the issue. From here, you can select as many issues as you'd like and then perform updates to those issues at once. With multi-action you can:
- Move issues to a pipeline
- Apply labels to issues
- Set the estimate for issues
- Set the sprint for the issues
- Set the assignee for issues
- Set the epic for issues
- Set the release for issues
Tip: When you select one issue, you can select the first 50 issues from the top of the pipeline to quickly perform bulk updates!
2. Collapse pipelines for a focused view
Each pipeline in a team Workspace can be collapsed. This allows team members to focus on particular stages of their workflow at any given time. For example, we've heard some teams like to collapse their Icebox column to keep the team focused.
This is an individual preference so each team member can customize the pipeline views to suit their preferences:
3. Create dedicated pipelines for your long-term and short-term goals
Epics allow you to group related issues together and are one of the best ways to plan and track both short-term and long-term goals in ZenHub. We recommend creating one or two pipelines on your Board to organize your epics. This provides everyone on the team with a clear understanding of different goals and priorities. In addition, epics themselves aren't meant to move throughout the Board, instead, they are the container that holds all the user stories that will move throughout the board.
4. Set epic start and end dates to visualize progress
You can set a start and end date on an Epic to help keep track of when work started and when it needs to be completed by.
Setting the desired start and end date from this view will automatically add the epic to the roadmap so that you can see an at-a-glance progress report for your epic:
5. Use filtered Workspaces to only load issues that relate to your team
You can employ smart labeling strategies to build Workspaces that only load those issues that have a specific label. This is accomplished through our "Filtered Workspace" feature. All other issues will still exist in the repository but won't show up in this Workspace, speeding up load times and reducing clutter. To set up a filtered Workspace, click on the Workspace switcher and select Edit Workspace
At the bottom of the page you can pick one or more labels to set your Workspace filters: