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Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges #4

This is the 4th post in a guest series, Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges by Nadja Schnetzler. Here are a few kanban boards that were created in trainings with individuals and teams: See the neat illustrations … Continue reading

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Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges #3

This is the third post in a guest series, Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges by Nadja Schnetzler. In my practice, the following board has presented itself as the best and most simple way for … Continue reading

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Pomodoro and Kanban for Greater Household Throughput

We’ve written before about the Pomodoro technique, which is (at its most simple) dividing your work into 25 minute chunks and having a bit of rest and recap at either end. I use the Pomodoro Daisuki plugin for Chrome for … Continue reading

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The Kaizen Resolution

If you are a typical New Year’s resolver, you’ve just taken on a large, daunting, personal transformation project. You want to lose weight or be nicer or play for the Celtics. Good for you! But if you are also typical … Continue reading

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Just Close It!

Recently I noticed that I have a bad habit. I will go through a Pomodoro which includes a lot of research or interacting with multiple web tools. These all end up becoming tabs in Chrome. After three or four Pomodori, … Continue reading

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What If I Had A Slack Card?

“All things in moderation, including moderation.” ― Mark Twain In yesterday’s post, you may have noticed that we have a “Slack Card” in our Personal Kanban for the day. The problem we, like most people, were having was this: Productivity … Continue reading

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Pomodoro Daisuki–Session Based Personal Kanban and Pomodoro

Today I installed the Pomodoro Daisuki app in Chrome and thought I’d give a quick experience report. So far today, Tonianne and I have run our entire workday using Pomodoro Daisuki. Yes, it has the usual Pomodoro functionality, but some … Continue reading

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WIP: The Kidzban Book

My dad was magical. When I was growing up, he turned everything into a game – studying, yard work, even combatting my fear of the Wicked Witch of the West. “Life should be fun!” he’d insist, invoking his own father’s … Continue reading

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Motivation Through Visualization: Seeing What is Really Important

When we wake up in the morning, we have a pretty good idea what we want to get done that day. To make those daily goals explicit, we created the Today (link) column for Personal Kanban. Our Personal Kanban serves … Continue reading

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Kanban for Short Intense Projects: How We Used Kanban to Visualize Our Hiring Process Workflow and Make Our Lives Easier

This is how we used Kanban techniques to visualize our hiring workflow, empower hiring process participants, and give executives a bird’s eye view on a short term project. For many companies, hiring is something that happens in spurts rather than … Continue reading

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