Personal Kanban Interview – Mixing the Personal and Professional with Meghana and Sameer Bendre

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In this interview, Toni and I got to interview two long time Personal Kanban users, Meghana and Sameer Bendre from Atlanta, Georgia. They mixed home and professional use – using PK to manage recovery from surgery, calming nerves in the house, visits from parents, and siblings with learning challenges. Of course, they also used PK at work managing teams and … Read More

Jim BensonPersonal Kanban Interview – Mixing the Personal and Professional with Meghana and Sameer Bendre

Dealing with Cans of Worms

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We are all cursed with “surprises” at work. We come in, sit down, get ready for the day. We select a task to start on and about half way through, it explodes on us. The seemingly simple task now has 30 subtasks all lined up, ready to destroy our day. This is stressful. Since we’re likely already overloaded, this new … Read More

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Five Years of Personal Kanban | Travel, Exploration, and Learning

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It’s been 5 wonderful years since Tonianne and I released the Personal Kanban book. The people we’ve met, the problems we’ve helped solve, the boards we’ve seen have been amazing. Every problem we’ve seen has had unique bits and predictable bits. What’s been fun is learning what are those really predictable parts, what parts seem predictable, and what is novel. … Read More

Jim BensonFive Years of Personal Kanban | Travel, Exploration, and Learning

Complete Meaningful Tasks

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The Musing Our work should provide value to someone or something, otherwise why do it? When we build our Personal Kanban, we are building a board that drives us toward completing our work. But is that work worth doing? val·ue noun the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. person’s principles or standards … Read More

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Text a Task Card to Your Kanban in LeanKit using Twilio and Zapier

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Today, I’ll show you how to set up your LeanKit/Zapier integration with Twilio, so that you can create a new LeanKit card by sending an SMS (Text) Message from your phone. First, you’ll need an account with Twilio, a popular programmable voice and SMS Service. Go to Twilio.com, and sign up for a new, free account. After you create your … Read More

Jim BensonText a Task Card to Your Kanban in LeanKit using Twilio and Zapier

Integrating Your Personal Kanban with Campfire in LeanKit using Zapier

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Does your team use Campfire? Ever wish you could just create a LeanKit card from the Campfire chat window, just by typing in a simple command?   This integration between Campfire and LeanKit, via Zapier.com, will let you do just that. In your Zapier account, create a new Zap, using the Campfire “New Message” trigger and the LeanKit “New-Add Card” action. … Read More

Jim BensonIntegrating Your Personal Kanban with Campfire in LeanKit using Zapier

Personal Kanban: Integrating Evernote with LeanKit using Zapier

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Continuing our series of Personal Kanban focused integrations for LeanKit, let’s take a look at integrating Evernote with LeanKit. Say you’re in Evernote, and you want to quickly add a card to your personal kanban board in LeanKit.  With this integration, you can simply add “(LK)” to the note title, and BAM! LeanKit card. As in our other integrations, we’re … Read More

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Personal Kanban using Google Calendar, LeanKit and Zapier

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This is the second post in the series by Chris Hefley of LeanKit showing how to integrate tools many of us use everyday with our Personal Kanban. You can read the first post – Killing Email Interruptions: Personal Kanban using LeanKit, Gmail and Zapier here. This time, we’ll look at how to integrate Google Calendar with LeanKit via Zapier.com. We’ll look at … Read More

Jim BensonPersonal Kanban using Google Calendar, LeanKit and Zapier

Kanban Seder

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Last week my wife and I hosted a Passover Seder. We have entertained together a number of times, but this was the first real attempt at a coordinated, sit-down meal. Most of our gatherings have been buffets, and less dependent on timing. We knew getting the timing of the Seder right would be a challenge. The meal is served in … Read More

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Killing Email Interruptions: Personal Kanban using LeanKit, Gmail, and Zapier

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Quick intro from Jim Benson: We’ve asked Chris Hefley from Leankit to write a series of posts showing how to integrate tools many of us use everyday with our Personal Kanban. These are fairly technical posts, but also very powerful ones. In this first post, Chris mentions that his aim is to keep his inbox at zero by taking action … Read More

Jim BensonKilling Email Interruptions: Personal Kanban using LeanKit, Gmail, and Zapier