At my company we are using GitHub issues to track issues, bugs, tasks, etc. We have tags for priorities but that is not working really well. What we would like to do is to build a list of tasks that has an order and the order is the order in which things will get done.

Is there any way of doing this with GitHub?


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My team ran into similar problems: a bug tracking system is great for logging all bugs and new functionality to be built, but we needed something more to help us prioritize and work together. The process we developed and that works really well for us is a combination of a bug tracker (BugZilla in our case) and Trello. Trello is a superb piece of web software to keep track of various lists, and it is free.

We use it as follows:

  • a list per category (for instance, back-end, front-end, etc.)
  • in addition to the category lists the following lists: Doing, Testing, Done
  • different colors to indicate the priority of issues per category

This allows us to have different priority lists which more closely reflects reality for us. Also, it is very easy to see who is working on what.

In addition to the above process, we also use Trello exclusively (i.e. without a bugtracking system) for quick and dirty projects to keep the overhead of adding new tasks low.

  • This isn't a good answer. The question is asking how to compile a certain list of GitHub issues. Instead, your answer is a subjective recommendation of BugZilla and Trello, as well as examples of how the lists could be structured. Your post doesn't even mention GitHub. Please improve or delete this answer.
    – amon
    Apr 22, 2014 at 14:21
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    @amon, I disagree. Pablo specifically mentions GitHub or other tool in the question. My recommendation is indeed 'subjective'; what is an 'objective recommendation'? I have modified my answer to state more explicitly what I am answering. Apr 22, 2014 at 15:05
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    @amon I have to agree with Mauritz here, it does mention whether another tool could be used on top of Github to accomplish this.
    – jonsca
    Apr 22, 2014 at 17:04
  • @amon, btw: why was this migrated from 'Programmers' to 'Web Applications'? This question has to do with programming processes and not with web development. Apr 23, 2014 at 7:16
  • @MauritzHansen Pablo specifically mentions “GitHub or some other tool on top the the GitHub issues” in the question. Your answer does not indicate how Trello or BugZilla could be integrated with GH issues. Regarding the migration: Software Engineering is about conceptual software development questions like workflows, whereas Web Apps is tour the usage of web applications – it has nothing to do with web development. See also Where does my git question go?
    – amon
    Apr 23, 2014 at 17:54

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