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

Jim BensonApplications, Expert2 Comments

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

Jim BensonPersonal Kanban: Integrating Evernote with LeanKit using Zapier

Kanban Seder

Jim BensonApplications, DesignPatterns, Featured1 Comment

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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Two Goals Quickly Visualized

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I realized that I had fallen off the writing wagon. I had become a non-writer. That was really bothering me. I sat down several times to write blog posts and wrote portions of them or huge rambling missives that went nowhere. Soon it became clear that I needed a goal and to visualize it. It was pretty simple really. It … 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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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

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

Small New Years Projects (Cabana Kaizen)

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For those of us who might be sitting in a world of clutter, where a million small tasks have become one daunting one – I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START! – the only way out of that jungle is through. Since every journey begins with a single step – we can only begin by simply beginning. But that first step … Read More

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Two Personal Kanban Resolution Ideas

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Happy 2013! Most people I know don’t even make New Year’s Resolutions anymore, and when they do – they are perfunctory and amorphous. I will lose weight, I will exercise more, I will grow wings and fly like a bat. But these are all as unlikely as they are amorphous, and they are unlikely because they are amorphous. I, for … Read More

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Managing Sandy’s Aftermath: Emergency Response Personal Kanban

Jim BensonDesignPatterns, Expert2 Comments

Despite our best efforts, there are simply some instances where we cannot limit our work-in-progress. Forces beyond our control seem to conspire to control us. Natural disasters are unfortunately well-suited for this – they have little or no respect for our carefully controlled WIP. When we’re smack in the middle of an emergency like Hurricane Sandy, it seems all we … Read More

Jim BensonManaging Sandy’s Aftermath: Emergency Response Personal Kanban