Kanban boards are ideal to visualize work and signal team members when a card needs their attention. If you are focused on doing work in a specific column of a Kanban board and never want to miss a new card entering it, then turn ON column watching for that column.

How to set up column watching in Kanban Zone…

To watch a column, click on the column menu and click on “Watch Column”.

Column Watching

With the watch column enabled, you will see the watcher icon on that column. This alert will also generate a notification in the Alert panel. If you have email notifications enabled, you will also receive an email notification about this card.

I love this feature because it helps me monitor a specific column without having to constantly be on the board. As soon as a card enters a watched column I receive a notification and I can choose to immediately take action, or at a minimum be aware of this new card.

This feature was a customer request, so don’t be shy and contact us to request a feature that would help improve your experience on Kanban Zone.

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About the Author: Dimitri Ponomareff

Kanban Coach Dimitri Ponomareff
Dimitri Ponomareff is a Coach. Transforming organizations to deliver value faster since 2005, using Agile, Scrum/XP first, and then blending Lean and Kanban. Dimitri has the ability to relate and energize people. He is consistently recognized as a very passionate and successful change agent, with an overwhelming capacity to motivate and mobilize teams on their path to continuous improvements.

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