Limiting Holiday WIP with Personal Kanban

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I’m asked on a regular basis how Agile or Lean practices can be applied during the holidays. Let’s face it, we have a limited amount of time and todo lists as long as our arms. Truth be told, people have limited success using the ever-growing todo list. You either forget your list at home, you take on too much at … Read More

Jim BensonLimiting Holiday WIP with Personal Kanban

Personal Kanban for a Well Oiled Machine

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It is no small secret that you can’t do everything yourself. A machine’s gears only work well with all the parts of the machine when they are well oiled. I like to think that my family works in this way. Why? Because we use Personal Kanban to keep our well-oiled machine running. Here are a few ways my family has used Personal … Read More

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Completing Projects and Building Confidence with Kidzban

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When I first started using Personal Kanban the one thing that excited me immediately was how much I wanted to use it with my daughter and at home with my family. And so my journey began.  At the time my daughter was 11 and continuing her religious education preparing to become confirmed.  There was so much she needed to get … Read More

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Preschool + Personal Kanban = Kidzban Success

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After teaching in the 4 & 5-year-old student preschool class for many years, the last year I taught I became a teacher in the 3-year-old student classroom.  While excited, I knew it would be a challenge when setting up my classroom because many of these students would not know how to read or would have a very limited sight word … Read More

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The ABC’s of Personal Kanban in the Classroom

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Personal Kanban in the classroom is one area that I am highly passionate about.  Why? I have seen it in action, first-hand in the preschool classroom.  As a teacher it is exciting when your students are excited about learning. The first Personal Kanban we introduced at preschool was an ABC’s Kanban.  We used this for 26 weeks, each week introducing … Read More

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Pomodoro and Kanban for Greater Household Throughput

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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 this. Pomodoro Daisuki is a hybrid Personal Kanban / Pomodoro app that lets you build quick and disposable Personal Kanbans … Read More

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Pomodoro Daisuki–Session Based Personal Kanban and Pomodoro

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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 extra benefits. As you can see here, it comes with the fastest set up, easiest use cardwall tool I think … Read More

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Announcing the Launch of iKan, the Personal Kanban iPhone App

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You asked for it, and we listened. Today we are proud to announce the launch of the first Personal Kanban iPhone app, iKan. When we set out to build it, we decided to focus on a few key things: 1. Small Screen Many Tasks –  We wanted to make the best use of the screen real estate on the iPhone, … Read More

Jim BensonAnnouncing the Launch of iKan, the Personal Kanban iPhone App

InfoPak 3 – Personal Kanban Design Patterns: Inspiration to Discover Your Flow

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Info Pak3 Personal Kanban Design Patterns View more documents from Jim Benson. Modus Cooperandi is pleased to announce the release of its third Personal Kanban InfoPak. In Personal Kanban Design Patterns: Inspiration to Discover Your Flow we present a series of patterns for individuals as well as for small “teams.” Among the topics discussed: approaches tailored to specific users (i.e. … Read More

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