Say hello to 'Deadline Mode'! You can now set deadlines within the monday.com platform for each of your boards to make sure you and your team stay on track. Keep reading to learn more...
Setting your columns in Deadline Mode
Ensure you have the following columns in your board:
Click on the column menu (down arrow) on the 'Date' or 'Timeline' Column that you want to set in deadline mode. Select "Set as Deadline".
You will see a screen that asks you to connect the Date or Timeline Column with a Status Column and a People Column, if you want. You can use the arrow to open a drop-down menu of all of the Status and People columns in your board to select from. After you have chosen your columns, click "Connect columns"!
In each of your board, you can choose the labels that define a status as done. Click on your status column and pick "column settings". From there, click on the label color you want to pick as "done".
That's it! You should now see the 2 or 3 connected columns, and the following symbols next to dates in the deadline column, indicating if they're:
Done on time:
For the Timeline, you will see a set of bars with the start and end date, with the bar filling up like a thermometer as you approach the end date. Once the task is set to "Done" the bar will show a check mark on the left and will be completely green. You can see this in the image below:
Add a time to your deadlines
To make your deadlines even more accurate, why not add a time to your date column? You can now do this from the calendar dropdown when selecting a date in the date column. Just click on the 'Add Time' button and then add the time you want the deadline to end.
The time will then determine when a task is considered overdue, when a date column has deadline mode set.
My Week and Deadline Mode
Our 'My Week' feature compliments the 'Deadline Mode' outlined above.
'My Week' appears on your monday.com left pane. By adding a 'Person' column and assigning people to items on your boards with Deadline Mode, each assigned user will start to see items in My Week, gives a summary of what should be done in the upcoming week. You can learn more about that here.
Due Date Reminders
Want to ensure you never miss a deadline? Using monday.com automations, you can now schedule notifications for yourself and for your team when your deadlines are approaching. To set up this automation, click on the down-arrow to open up the column menu, then select "Set Due Date Reminders".
To learn more about configuring due date alerts and reminders with automations, check out this article.