Due Dates are important to ensure cycle times are met, but how and where they are displayed make a difference. Taking cue from our daily conversations, “Due in 1 Day” seems more hu-man as compared to “Due On Tuesday 12:45:15 PM GMT”.

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So displaying Due In versus the Due On will present the information in a friendly manner, yet show the urgency of the task.

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