Kidzban Around the Web #1

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Around the web people are sharing their experiences with Kidzban.  This is the first post of the series – Kidzban Around the Web. With families becoming busier and busier it can be overwhelming keeping up with everything we need to accomplish in each day. Steve Hamilton tackled this problem with his Kidzban.   Steve’s wife was away for 3 weeks, and while … Read More

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Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges #5

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This is the 5th post in a guest series, Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges by Nadja Schnetzler. There are all kinds of kanban boards I have created and used in different situations. Here are a few images and short explanations: A kanban for summer A makeshift kanban board on a window for a team who had to prepare an event in short time … Read More

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

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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 using fish? This participant visualized everything with street symbols A participant explaining his solution out of 10 different kanban boards Using kanban boards in … Read More

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

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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 me to work in a good flow: 6 columns: To do: Holds the backlog and has no limitation. Next: The … Read More

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Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges #2

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This is the second post in a guest series, Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges by Nadja  Schnetzler. Visualize your work When I talk about visualizing the work, and why this is beneficial, I usually start drawing a kanban board and to create a few post it’s based on any project the participants are willing to … Read More

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Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges #1

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This is the first post in a guest series, Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges by Nadja  Schnetzler. About three years ago, I heard of kanban for the very first time, and it was love at first sight. When I drew my first kanban board for the team I then headed, I knew I was home. … Read More

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Doing GTD Kanban Style #3

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This is the third post of a three-part guest series on Doing GTD Kanban Style, by Pascal Venier. After 7 years of implementing GTD, I have discovered Personal Kanban by chance and I have found that it offered an elegant solution to the nagging problems, I described in my previous post. Personal Kanban is a lean pattern which is as … Read More

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Doing GTD Kanban Style #2

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This is the second post of a three-part guest series, Doing GTD Kanban Style by Pascal Venier.  You can read the third post here. In the first post, I have described how David Allen’s Getting Things Done allowed people to gain control of their workflows and at the same time get perspective on their work. This method has proved incredibly … Read More

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Doing GTD Kanban Style #1

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This is the first post in a three-part guest series, Doing GTD Kanban Style by Pascal Venier. You can read the second post in the series here. When Jim Benson encouraged me a while back to write something about how I am combining Personal Kanban & Getting Things Done, I thought this was an excellent idea. This was the more … Read More

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Personal Kanban Wins the Shingo Prize

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Personal Kanban won a Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence this year. This is the highest honor in Lean and we share the award with some pretty august company. This award is humbling. Shingo awards are usually focused on manufacturing or applications of specific Lean principles with many direct nods to Toyota. Personal Kanban is strongly rooted in Lean ideals, but … Read More

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