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HOW TO: Limit Your Work-in-Progress #1–Calm Down and Finish

We had a long series, which is soon to become a mini-book, on why you should limit your work-in-progress (WIP). In it we focused on the dangerous side effects of being overworked, of which there are many. Those articles show … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Kanban (Video)

In November, 2010, Jim Benson spoke at the Oredev conference in Malmo, Sweden on Energizing the Individual Coder and the Psychology of Kanban. Clarity Means Completion: The Psychology of Kanban – Jim Benson from Øredev on Vimeo. . Want to … Continue reading

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How We Interact with Kanban (Video)

In November, 2010, Jim Benson spoke at the Oredev conference in Malmo, Sweden on Energizing the Individual Coder and the Psychology of Kanban. Personal Kanban: Optimizing the Individual Coder – Jim Benson from Øredev on Vimeo. Want to learn more … Continue reading

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The Iron Chef Paradox

You have one hour. Just sixty minutes to prepare a meal for four, five courses of the highest possible quality, and with conspicuous creativity. The key ingredient comprising the meal is kept a secret until the last possible minute. While … Continue reading

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Personal Kanban Interviews on the Business 901 Podcast

Last month, I had the good fortune to be on Joe Dager’s Business 901 Podcast.  The topic, of course, was Personal Kanban. Joe edited the conversation into two parts which can be found below: Part 1 Powered by Podbean.com Part … Continue reading

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Inventory Makes Work

Lean talks a lot about inventory. A major tenet of Lean is to reduce inventory. Companies that stock up on too much stuff have to maintain that stuff, manage it, and then deal with it when it is no longer … Continue reading

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Rapture – Training Your Mind for Completion

Don’t strain your brain, paint a train You’ll be singing’ in the rain… – Blondie Your brain is a muscle. As we repeat certain actions, our “muscle memory” becomes comfortable with those actions, and programs itself to anticipate them. As … Continue reading

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Why Limit Work in Progress?

Limiting your work in progress increases the amount of work you can. Continue reading

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Combating Existential Overhead

Existential Overhead is the price we pay for having too much to do. Continue reading

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