Orange Days – Batching Unattractive Tasks

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Orange Means Administration

Orange Means Administration

I am famous (perhaps too famous) for hating administrative work. I’ll let it pile up like nobody’s business. So in my personal kanban on Agile Zen, I colored my administrative tasks bright orange. That way if I dynamically deprioritized them because I hated them, I would be confronted daily with them piling up in my backlog.

Being able to visualize them, showed me the weight of their existential overhead until finally I had to give up and just do a bunch of them en masse.

Use a little creativity to call out certain kinds of tasks that may require special attention – either they need to be grouped or you just need a little extra reminder about their importance.

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