Map your workflow using the mapping tool
To build your dashboard, we need to understand a bit of your workflow. In order to show metrics that reflect your specific way of working, we need to know when the work is started on a task, and when it's completed.
Use the mapping tool to map your GitLab workflow to Not started, In progress, and Done. You can find the mapping tool under Dashboard settings ► Workflow in the main menu.
In the beginning, the unmapped box contains all the columns in your GitLab board. Drag the columns that form your workflow from unmapped to one of the three boxes:
Not started = Work to be done (your backlog)
In progress = Work started but not completed
Done = Completed work
It's ok to leave some of the columns unmapped if you feel they are not part of your workflow.
If you change the columns in your GitLab board afterwards, you will see a red icon in the setup menu notifying you to review your mapping.
When you click Dashboard settings, you will be directed to the mapping tool to review your mapping. The GitLab columns that have been added since the mapping was done are associated with an exclamation mark. Move them to one of the three boxes or leave them unmapped. Clicking Save will remove the notification.