We know everyone has their own tooling and workflow preferences, which is why we’re excited to unveil our latest release: user owned project boards. Setting up a personal space for managing your work, ideas or, dare we say, bugs, should be possible…so we created user owned project boards to better support your individual needs.

Add to your project board

You can easily add issues and pull requests to your project board. If you don’t have access to a repository and still want to track the progress of select issues and pull requests or remind yourself to follow up, you can still add them as references. All you have to do is add the URL into a note and click Add. This cross-references the work on your project board.

The process of creating a new project board

You can also link up to 5 repositories to your project board. Linking repositories will limit the scope of the search to those linked repositories, so you can quickly narrow down any new issues you haven’t yet added to the project board. However, if you’re working with more than five repositories in one project board you can skip this step and the project board’s sidebar will automatically search across all the repositories you own.

Collaborate on project boards

Similar to organization projects, you can invite other individuals to collaborate on your project board or you can keep it private. Any work you add to your user project board will not be visible to other users on the pull request’s sidebar if you haven’t granted them access to your project board.

You can use a project board whether you’re managing work for your job and the open-source community, or you need a personal space to visualize and track your latest ideas.

Learn more about creating project boards