Do better, not more: My Personal Kanban
Most adults struggle at some point or another with keeping up in today's fast-paced world . I certainly do! Many of us suffer from work and information overload. We search for balance. In their book Personal Kanban: Mapping Work, Navigating Life, Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry encourage us to visualize our work and limit multi-tasking.
Managing work schedules and balancing our personal lives is hard. In the introduction for Personal Kanban, I love how Tom McCluskey (retired Deputy of Human Resources for the CIA) calls this our "crap to fun" ratio.
Kan - ban is a Japanese word for "sign board."
I created my very own Kanban w/ Post-its and a white board (see "My Kanban" below).
Developing a Kanban can be considered a productivity tool, an efficiency tool or an effectiveness tool.
For me, creating a Personal Kanban is a clarity tool. It helps me understand my own human-ness. There is a limit to my capacity. I shouldn't try to do too much (my mama always told me this). I am continually having to re-evaluate priorities. Sometimes my priorities change and so does my Kanban.
- Personal Kanban
We have had enough of productivity. Let's create value. Personal Kanban gives us clarity in our work and our lives by visualizing those tasks, expectations, and commitments we have and helping us prioritize and complete. With only two simple rules, visualize your work and limit your work in progress, Personal Kanban is flexible enough to have already been used by pre-school classes to Fortune 10 companies. read more - See more at: http://www.personalkanban.com/pk/#sthash.oNRkUqfO.dpuf
- Kanban Flow
KanbanFlow is completely free to use, and once you've signed up the tutorial will walk you through the process of creating tasks, moving them across your boards, flagging your to-dos with colors, adding and managing subtasks, and even setting up the built-in Pomodoro timer to work with the to-dos you've added. Adding items and managing them is super-easy, and you can set a timer for any to-do on your boards, including subtasks. If you don't want to cram all of your to-dos onto the same board, yo