Updated Kanban view — manage projects based on status

This week we launch an update to our Kanban task board. More granular statuses allow for a detailed tracking of tasks.

Updated Kanban view — manage projects based on status
New kanban tasks board in Tability

Task management is nothing new to Tability. While we don't consider Tability to be a task or project management tool per se, we understand that it's a crucial aspect of the longer goal-tracking process. While OKRs or goals determine the end goal and how we measure success, we can lay out tasks as a path to get to that goal. Tasks become the action items that we can execute on, on a day-to-day basis, to see how we can achieve the greater goal and run a successful business.

A popular method for task management in today's software and engineer-led workplace is the Kanban method. Kanban task management is a visual approach to work organization that uses boards with columns to represent task states. It limits work in progress, promotes continuous improvement, and operates on a pull system. In Tability,  we used a simplified version of a Kanban, using three main statuses (or columns) labeled Now, Next, Later.

This week, we launched a new version of this Kanban board. The statuses are now much more granular and include way more options, to mirror more closely the reality of the lifecycle of tasks.

This change goes into effect for all users in October, but if you want to switch to it now you can. Just go to the Kanban view in your plan and click the purple button in the top right!

As always, we want to hear your feedback, so let us know what you think. Does this change make your job as a manager easier?

New Features

State-based Kanban board

New kanban task board in Tability (zoomed out)

We've just shipped a new Kanban view that better reflects the state of your initiatives. This is currently an opt-in view (you'll find a button to switch over), and we'd love to get your feedback on this.

There are some limitations. For instance, you can't add/remove columns, but we'll work on making that more flexible in the upcoming weeks.We hope that this is going to bring some improvements to your workflows!

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Quick nav panel in Tability

This one is for the Tability super-users out there ❤️

We now have shortcuts in Tability! Press "?" to see the shortcuts currently available, but here are some that you'll probably enjoy:

  • Use J/K to iterate through your goals when you have the outcome/key result panel opened.
  • Use ⌘+K to open the quick nav panel and jump to a plan, goal or task.

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👋 Got feedback?

We always want to talk to you more! If there is anything we can do to make your experience with Tability better, please let us know. You can email us at [email protected] or chat with us in our Slack community – join 300+ customers, coaches and team members chatting weekly.

See you next week!