Urgent and Important: Incorporating your existing tools into Personal Kanban

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We’ve devised Personal Kanban to adapt to any system you might currently use (unless of course your preferred  system is utter chaos). The only two rules are visualize your work and limit work-in-progress (WIP). PK’s main goal is to get you to write things down and begin to watch how and what you complete. Last week, Eva Schiffer of Net-Map … Read More

Jim BensonUrgent and Important: Incorporating your existing tools into Personal Kanban

Rapture – Training Your Mind for Completion

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Don’t strain your brain, paint a train You’ll be singing’ in the rain… – Blondie Your brain is a muscle. As we repeat certain actions, our “muscle memory” becomes comfortable with those actions, and programs itself to anticipate them. As it trains itself to anticipate them, it optimizes for them. This is the basis of kaizen, continuous improvement. Your brain … Read More

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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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Getting “Personal” with Your Kanban

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  So why call it “personal” if I can use it with my family, in the classroom, or with a team at the office? In life and in business, we create value.  For Personal Kanban, “personal”  relates to  personal value.  Personal Kanban tracks and visualizes items of personal value – tasks, work, and goals. Industrial-style kanban – as it was … Read More

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InfoPak 2 – Personal Kanban 101: Achieving Focus & Clarity with Your First Personal Kanban

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Personal Kanban 101 View more presentations from Jim Benson. Modus Cooperandi is pleased to announce the release of its second Personal Kanban InfoPak. In Personal Kanban 101: Achieving Focus & Clarity with Your First Personal Kanban we discuss the essentials for getting your board started. Topics addressed include how to establish value stream, backlog and WIP, and why there are only … Read More

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What is a Kanban?

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A kanban is a tool to visualize, organize, and complete work. The first official use of kanban can be traced to Taiichi Ohno’s work at Toyota. He needed a way to quickly communicate to all workers how much work was being done, in what state it was, and how the work was being done. His goal was to make work … Read More

Jim BensonWhat is a Kanban?