This month we launched the Summary Zone, so you can now see multiple boards in a single view. This will be a game-changer for members of Kanban Zone who work on multiple boards within an organization. We’ll explain how, and share other exciting improvements available to use right away.

It all starts from column states!

When you create a new board from a template, each column is associated with a column state (To Do, Buffer, In Progress, Done, None). Learn more about the column states…

Board Editor - 5 column states

As you modify your boards you will clearly see these brightly colored column states within the board editor, and also when viewing the board. These column states are critical because they provide the ability to combine all your boards within an organization into a single view called Summary Zone.

column states on board

To access Summary Zone, simply open your board panel and you will see at the top a new button labeled Summary Zone. Click it!!!

Summary Zone in board panel

See the big picture and focus on the right work

Once you enter the Summary Zone, you will see the cards from that board displayed using the colored column states. This view is also helpful on a single board as you can sort and filter your cards in a simple view, but once you start adding multiple boards it can become your command center to visualize all your work across multiple processes/teams, or your entire organization. Learn more about the Summary Zone…

Kanban Zone - Multiple Board in a Single View

Just a reminder that these column states are also used in the Flow report. This will help you analyze and improve your flow of work. Learn more about the Flow report…

Flow Report

Improvements & Fixes

  • Our customer support is fast to respond, but requesting help was not always simple for our members. Now it is! The next time you click the Help icon (?) situated n the top/right, you will see a fresh new look with quick access to the most common help topics. You will also see a very simple/fast way to send us a message for questions, feedback, or issues.Kanban Zone Help - Feedback
  • When expanding and collapsing columns, some card data was not refreshing right away. This is now fixed.
  • We heard that you like putting A LOT of information in the description area of a card and that you would also like the ability to make it look nice. So we added options that now include:
    • Color text
    • Highlight text
    • Indent bullets in lists
    • Align text (left, right, center, justify)
    • Insert a code block
    • Insert a video

As always, don’t hesitate to send us your feedback so that we can continue to improve Kanban Zone. You will never hurt our feelings if you find an issue or something that could be improved, so don’t be shy.

– The Kanban Zone Team