cIf you’ve seen differently coloured dependencies on your board you may be wondering why the colors are like that and what do they represent?

At the moment, there are 7 color options for dependency lines. These colors are unmodifiable and represent an identity or relationship between cards (features/stories). The color of the dependencies depends on the status and to understand the statuses and their categories, check this help article.

The following breaks down the description of each color:

1) Open dependency

This color represents a dependency in the “To do” or “In progress” category of the workflow.

2) Resolved Dependency:

Once the status of the dependency is marked as “Done” the color will turn green. This indicates there can be more than one status in the “Done” category.

3) Resolved Dependency (past due date):

When a dependency is marked as “Done” after the due date then the color is Turquoise as opposed to green. To provide visualization and filtration options for the dependencies that missed their original due dates and were late.

4) Open dependency (moved receiver card)

Stories and Features move to different sprints even after the planning this can have an impact on the teams that created the dependencies. In case, the receiver card of the dependency changed its team or sprint, the dependency line will turn yellow. This will remain Yellow until the dependency is in “To Do” or “In Progress” status categories

5) Open dependency (passed due date):

This red color is to identify the dependencies that have missed their due dates and are still open. The status is either in the “To Do” or “In Progress” category of the workflow. Kendis will turn the dependency color red.

6) Azure Dependency (open)

This color represents open dependencies that are made on Azure and are then brought into Kendis. This color represents a dependency in the “To do” or “In progress” category of the workflow.

7) Azure Dependency (Resolved)

This color represents Azure dependencies that are marked as resolved.

How to Filter Dependencies List by Color

Kendis provides a powerful way to filter the dependencies based on their line colors, e.g., if you would like to filter the dependencies that have missed their due dates and are still open, you can select the Red color and the relevant dependencies will be shown in the list.

To filter the dependencies:

  • Click on the “More” and select “Dependencies”.

  • Under the more filters option, you can check the “By Color Type” option.

  • Now select the color you wish to filter by and press the “Update Filter” button.

  • Kendis will now display the results for this specific color.

  • It is also possible to select multiple colors and apply a filter.

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