GTD à la mode Kanban (1)

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Jim Benson m’a encouragé il y a quelque temps à écrire quelque chose sur la façon dont je combinais Getting Things Done et Personal Kanban. Le moment était parfait pour marquer un temps de réflexion et revenir sur mon expérience. J’ai pensé que c’était là une excellente idée. Le moment était parfait pour marquer un temps de réflexion et revenir … Read More

Jim BensonGTD à la mode Kanban (1)

Doing GTD Kanban Style #3

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This is the third post of a three-part guest series on Doing GTD Kanban Style, by Pascal Venier. After 7 years of implementing GTD, I have discovered Personal Kanban by chance and I have found that it offered an elegant solution to the nagging problems, I described in my previous post. Personal Kanban is a lean pattern which is as … Read More

Jim BensonDoing GTD Kanban Style #3

Doing GTD Kanban Style #2

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This is the second post of a three-part guest series, Doing GTD Kanban Style by Pascal Venier.  You can read the third post here. In the first post, I have described how David Allen’s Getting Things Done allowed people to gain control of their workflows and at the same time get perspective on their work. This method has proved incredibly … Read More

Jim BensonDoing GTD Kanban Style #2

Doing GTD Kanban Style #1

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This is the first post in a three-part guest series, Doing GTD Kanban Style by Pascal Venier. You can read the second post in the series here. When Jim Benson encouraged me a while back to write something about how I am combining Personal Kanban & Getting Things Done, I thought this was an excellent idea. This was the more … Read More

Jim BensonDoing GTD Kanban Style #1

Respect Your Backlog and Manage It

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Your backlog is bigger than it should be and it needs to be managed. Everyday people tell us how they are overwhelmed by their backlog, and cannot possibly manage it within a Personal Kanban because it could contain hundreds or thousands of tasks. Let’s examine this. On Stephen Smith’s blog, he describes using Personal Kanban to visualize his workflow with … Read More

Jim BensonRespect Your Backlog and Manage It

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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GTD & Kanban: Managing The Relationship Between Someday/Maybe & Active Projects

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In my previous post, “GTD & Kanban: Similarities, Differences & Synergies Between The Two“ in this series, I talked about using Kanban for managing the flow of work, rather than having any number of projects and someday/maybe items in separate lists which are reviewed every week to a month.  In this post I will describe how using flow to manage GTD projects … Read More

Jim BensonGTD & Kanban: Managing The Relationship Between Someday/Maybe & Active Projects

GTD & Kanban: Similarities, Differences & Synergies Between The Two

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In this article in the “GTD & Personal Kanban Series” we will explore the why? behind bringing GTD & Personal Kanban together. What is Getting Things Done (GTD)? GTD emerged as a highly effective and popular personal productivity approach in the early two thousands.  The approach consists of a five stage process, a workflow to guide that process and a … Read More

Jim BensonGTD & Kanban: Similarities, Differences & Synergies Between The Two

Managing and Working Through That Ever Growing Reading List

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If you are anything like me, you will have a monster reading list.  Do you manage it?  Do you focus on a few books at a time?  If not, maybe you should, to better enjoy that fiction or help manage your reading based learning? Problem – Too Many Books, Not Enough Time & Bad Habits I have a lot of … Read More

Jim BensonManaging and Working Through That Ever Growing Reading List