Defining time zone in SwiftKanban is especially important when you have a geographically distributed team. Each member will be performing an activity in his/her time zone determined for that particular region. To track activities with respect to your local time, you need to set the application time to your time zone. The time stamp generated for an activity log will help to relate events happening on the board and also view metrics based on a specific time zone.
To set your time zone for the application:
The events happening on the board are not tied to a specific time and date. Hence, if you change the time zone later, the time stamp will be changed relative to the new time zone after you log in again.
For example, Derek has set the application time as Pacific Daylight Time and created a user story, the activity log displays the time stamp as 27-Jun-2013 16:25:20
The same activity displays as 27-Jun-2013 03:55:20 when Peter views it in the application, where he has set the time zone to the Indian Standard Time.
When you generate analytics for a particular period, the time is displayed based on the time zone preference you set, the calculations in the application are consistent across users.