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Francisco Javier Bueno Vásquez
Francisco Javier Bueno Vásquez

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Implement your first GitKraken Timeline: Transform the evolution of your projects.

At present in the face of an increasingly competitive and agile market, it is necessary to provide our projects and the collaborators of this with four skills the value, the reduction of time, agility and reliability which allows their adaptation to evolution and to the entorrnot adding value to the product or service that isbeing offered.

Methodologies and ways of working such as SCRUM, Kanban, Lean and XP require teams to work in complex environments, rely on technological tools that improve competitiveness and productivity and finally support project planning.

Although the practices and recommendations of methodologies such as SCRUM indicate that a team member only belongs to or manages one team at a time due to the need to pay the necessary attention and focus to the team, it is that due to the demand and amount of work that companies have, employees participate or coordinate several teams.

Some of the questions we most often ask ourselves are: What are we doing? What was I doing in a past project?, What requirements were requested?, among others. And because of the number of activities, we do in our workday, it is almost impossible to remember the answer to these questions. So, in this post I would like to introduce you to the "GitKraken Timelines" tool, which will allow you to manage your project or projects in a simple and collaborative way by adding collaborators.

One of the most notable advantages of GitKraken Timelines is that we can make use from the web or desktop application; this time I will guide you through the desktop application for use.

The first thing we have to do is open our GitKraken application without yet having it I invite you to download it from the following link once inside the application on the main screen accounts with a series of options ranging from GitKraken Git GUI, GitKraken Boards and the GitKraken Timelines that are our goal in this publication, we click on the option "Open GitKraken Timelines".


Once inside the GitKraken Timelines application, you will see three main sections:

Timelines. Which allows you to observe the timelines that you have previously created for consultation or editing.

Views. One of the most attractive options of the tool since it allows you to link timelines in the same one so thatyou can visualize a comparison of the events of these.

Main screen. Which has an explanatory video of the tool and that serves as a first approach, I recommend that you visualize it since it briefly explains the most notorious features of the tool.


Now it is time to create our first timeline, for this we have two options the first is to click on the green button "Create a Timeline" or click on the "+" icon next to the Timelines section.

By clicking on one of the two options, the tool will display a creation form composed of the following elements:

Name. It will be the name with which we will identify the timeline, it recommends that it be a representative name of the project so that you can identify it more easily.

Colour. The tool allows you to select a color according to each of the projects, you can select from the color option with what the tool has or customize it according to your needs.

Type. The tool allows you to select the type of filter with which our timelines will be created whether you require your events to be stored through dates or numerical identifiers. I recommend for a better control of your events that you select the date option since this way you will have present the events through historical.

Visibility. The tool has two options the public visualization which is accessible through a public or private link which only allows access to your collaborators.

Save Timeline. Button that when clicking perform all the necessary actions to create our timeline according to our previously selected requirements.


Once the tool has created the timeline, a new timeline screen opens, where you see at the top the following elements:

Name. Remember to verify that you are in the correct timeline through the verification of the name of the timeline and that within the box that represents the color of this has a pigeon that represents the timeline in which you are positioned.

Sharing Option. Without our timeline is published by clicking on this option will allow us to obtain the access link.

Collaborators. Allows you to manage the collaborators who will participate in the creation of events within the timeline.

Full Screen. It allows us to present our timeline in full screen without the distractors that could be generated by displaying the list of other timelines or views.

Search. Without our timeline it has a series of events and specifically we are looking for one the search allows us a quick and easy location of the event.

Configuration. It allows us to make modifications to our timeline ranging from changing the name, color, or visibility.


For the creation of events, we click on the blue button "Create Millestone", which displays a form with the following elements:

Title. It allows you to add a representative title of the event, remember to place a representative title that allows us to locate the event more easily and quickly for later consultations.

Date. Adding the date allows us to make an analysis of the history of the project.

Colour. It allows to identify the event through colors, these can represent stages of development.

Items. It allows us to add items related to the event as documentation of it, among others.

Save Millestone. Once the required information has been added, it allows us to save the event so that it can be added to the timeline.


Once we have created our events will be added to our timeline according to their date and the representative colors of the event.


Now it is time to work together, so through the tools views we can attach two timelines to reflect the events of these and thus have greater control of the activities that are carried out simultaneously in the projects; we click on the "+" icon next to the "Views" option.

A form will open that will allow us to customize our view through the following elements:

Name. Adds a representative name to the view.

Color. It allows you to identify the view in a simple way.

Type. We select the type of structure with which the events will be displayed.

Visibility. According to our needs whether public or private.

Timelines Included. It allows us to select the timelines that we require to be displayed in our view.


Once the customization of our view is finished, we click on the save button and the tool will present our view including the events of the two selected timelines.


With this we have reached the end of this publication, reminding you that this same process can be done from the web application by following the following link.

I invite you to review examples of timelines created with the tool through the following link.

See you in a forthcoming post.

Francisco Javier Bueno Vasquez

GitKraken Ambassador

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