Card Relations

In case your project is complex, you might not be aware what are the dependencies between various cards in your board. Set a logical relation for every card and gain a new view of the dependencies between your work activities. Card relations will help you group cards related to each other and connect them. Use them to divide big tasks into smaller ones.

With this feature, you can easily connect cards as parent and child or next and previous, providing a clear understanding of the relations between different cards in your board.

There are two kinds of relation in KanBo:

Card relations in the card view

Relations are visible in the card view. Each of them appears in the Card Details section on the left side. You can click on the card miniature and move to it. On the right side in Card Elements section you can find Child Card Groups. There are all child cards related to the card.

Card relations in the board view

There are various board views in KanBo. Card relations are shown differently in each type. It is worth to learn how to use them according to your needs.

Kanban and List view can help you to group related child and parent cards in one container (on the right). 

With Gantt chart view you can focus on time dependencies between cards. Great option for understanding previous and next card relation (below).

Mind map view will help you to figure out complicated parent and child card connections (below).

Expand Child Cards

When you are working using Kanban or List View, go to Display Settings for expanding child cards. After enabling this option all child cards will appear in the box created with the parent card. Now you can monitor your cards in the context of its subcards.

Parent and child complex card relations visible at the Gantt Chart View.

Parent and child complex card relations visible at the Mind Map View.


Card relations are connections between cards that show how they are related to each other, either as a parent or child or as next and previous cards.

Card relations help in project management by providing clarity on the dependencies between different tasks and activities, allowing for better organization and task prioritization.

Yes, you can create card relations between cards in different boards in KanBo, as long as you have permission to access both boards.

The best board views to show relations between cards are Gantt chart view and Mind map view.