5 Ways to Focus and Finish

Jim BensonExpert, Neuroscience1 Comment

Focusing on our most important work (so that we can get it out the door and create value) is hard. It’s harder still when work suddenly picks up, is unfamiliar, or arrives with immediate deadlines when we are already busy. The tyranny of the urgent often distracts us from what is truly important. We lose focus on the important and … Read More

Jim Benson5 Ways to Focus and Finish

Focus: Why Limit Your WIP VII

Jim BensonExpert, Primers2 Comments

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~ Mark Twain Eldred comes into work on Monday. He is instantly besieged by requests for work, information, meetings, and product from all five of his teams. His co-workers, his bosses, his clients all need things from him now. Eldred cannot judge the relative importance of these … Read More

Jim BensonFocus: Why Limit Your WIP VII

Every Task is Sacred

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One of the primary goals of a kanban is to make value explicit. When you spend your time doing something, the reward should be observable. Even if the task is vegging out, the reward is relaxation. You should engage in no task that is valueless. When a task does not provide value, it is considered waste. Kanban has two main … Read More

Jim BensonEvery Task is Sacred

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