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I use personal kanban. On my board I have priority stickies (i.e. red, yellow, green). My backlog fills up pretty quick with tasks. My issue is keeping the time sensitive backlogged tasks appropriately prioritized through my todo, today, and doing columns.

Has anyone found a good solution to this problem?

Right now I associate ID's to my tasks I put on my board and in outlook I create an outlook task with that ID (and description) then put in reminders on dates as they approach for those time sensitive tasks. This seems to work ok, looking to see if others have better ways.

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Have a look at my Portable Kanban application. It changes card color when due date is coming. Very well noticeable.

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I use + "Due-Date" feature on tasks. It supports date and time up to minutes.

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WeekPlan allows you marry a kanban style with a calendar view.

The Parking lot feature is basically like Trello, a list of list of tasks. When a task needs to be done on a certain day, you simply press a button "Promote" and it will be pushed into the week view (calendar-ish view).


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So my understanding of the Kanban system is that it's almost exactly designed for time-sensitive tasks - I'm not entirely sure how I'd go about using it for non-time,sensitive tasks

In any case - I suspect that the things you want to look at for electronic Kanban boards include -

...and I hope that helps - I suspect this answer may evolve a little though...


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I would like you to suggest you to try out some of theses options (it's everything that came to my mind). All of them are possible while using online Kanban boards from Kanban Tool.

  1. Sure, you can use card colors. However I think it is unreliable method, which does not allow to precisely define the time.
  2. Secondly, you can create a separate board swimlane for high priority tasks and additionally mark due dates on cards.
  3. Check out board integration with Google Calendar. This is really helpful.
  4. To gain even better control over your time sensitive tasks try time tracking and time reports.

I hope that you will find these suggestions helpful.

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Margaret, if you are affiliated with this product, you must disclose this affiliation in your post. Otherwise this looks a lot like self promotion and will be deleted. – Rory Alsop Jul 18 '14 at 23:36
@RoryAlsop I am not affiliated with this product. I use it and like it. – Margaret Louis Aug 7 '14 at 13:14

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