You can configure automatic workflows to keep the status of project board cards in sync with the associated issues and pull requests.

To configure automatic workflows, you must have write access to the repository. You must be an owner or member of an organization to configure automatic workflows on an organization-wide project board.

You can automate actions based on triggering events for project board columns.. This eliminates some of the manual tasks in managing a project board. For example, you can configure a "To do" column, where any new issues or pull requests you add to a project board are automatically moved to the configured column. For more information, see "Configuring automation for project boards."

Project board automation can also help teams develop a shared understanding of a project board's purpose and the team's development process by creating a standard workflow for certain actions.

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