Finding Our Own Value – Growing By Understanding

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There are those days where your Personal Kanban is on fire. You are in a state of flow and tickets are just moving right along. The days go by and you look at your DONE column … it’s full. Really really full. The DONE tickets seem to swim. There are so many of them. You’ve been productive, but what might … Read More

Jim BensonFinding Our Own Value – Growing By Understanding

Personal Kanban using Google Calendar, LeanKit and Zapier

Jim BensonApplications, Expert2 Comments

This is the second post in the series by Chris Hefley of LeanKit showing how to integrate tools many of us use everyday with our Personal Kanban. You can read the first post – Killing Email Interruptions: Personal Kanban using LeanKit, Gmail and Zapier here. This time, we’ll look at how to integrate Google Calendar with LeanKit via Zapier.com. We’ll look at … Read More

Jim BensonPersonal Kanban using Google Calendar, LeanKit and Zapier

Killing Email Interruptions: Personal Kanban using LeanKit, Gmail, and Zapier

Jim BensonApplications, Expert, Featured, Product5 Comments

Quick intro from Jim Benson: We’ve asked Chris Hefley from Leankit to write a series of posts showing how to integrate tools many of us use everyday with our Personal Kanban. These are fairly technical posts, but also very powerful ones. In this first post, Chris mentions that his aim is to keep his inbox at zero by taking action … Read More

Jim BensonKilling Email Interruptions: Personal Kanban using LeanKit, Gmail, and Zapier

Awareness: Why Limit WIP VIII

Jim BensonExpert, Primers2 Comments

Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that’s important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences. ~ Dalai Lama Self-discipline with the awareness of consequences. When we become self-aware, we shed learned helplessness. The inability to act is replaced by the polar opposite – a desire to act. We have seen the repeated with teams that previously had given up. … Read More

Jim BensonAwareness: Why Limit WIP VIII

Am I Productive, Efficient, or Effective?

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Productivity: having the power to produce Efficiency: the ratio of the output to the input of any system Effectiveness: being able to bring about a desired result Personal Kanban is considered a Productivity tool, because it gives us the power to produce more.  It is likewise said to increase Efficiency by limiting WIP and increasing focus which means we expend less … Read More

Jim BensonAm I Productive, Efficient, or Effective?

Urgent and Important: Incorporating your existing tools into Personal Kanban

Jim BensonFeatured, Primers4 Comments

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