Card Relations in Gantt Chart View

It is possible to add relations to cards in KanBo. These relations will be visible on a Gantt chart view. Cards can be connected in the following relations:

Card relations are time-dependent connections. In the case of the previous-next relation, it seems obvious, but the parent-child one also has a certain time principle.

Parent and child relation

The parent card is the main card while the child card can be understood as a subcard. Therefore, the child card must be started and completed in the “lifetime” of the parent card.

The parent-child relation can be shown in two ways:

  1. Hidden – only parent card is visible with the  indicator showing that there is at least one child 
  1. Extended – a group of cards with a grey highlight

You can expand the parent card to see its children. Card relations can be complex. Gantt Chart view enables you to see it.

The complexity of parent and child relations is worth to be visualized in the Mind Map view. You can manage this relation there.

Previous and next relation

Adding the card relation

The previous-next relation is indicated by the arrow and a line between 2 cards. You can use the mouse to draw lines between cards and set the previous-next relations.

  1. Hover over a card.

Two big dots on the card sides will appear. Decide if you want this card to be the previous or the next in relation. In the example below Windfarm card will be previous to the Hydropower card.

  1. Drag a dot and link it to another card.

Removing the card relation

Just click the line between cards to remove their relation.

The relation will be deleted permanently.

Learn about time dependencies observation connected with card relations.


Yes, you can observe card relations in the Mind Map view too. There is also an option to expand child cards in the Kanban view and List view.

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