WIP: The Kidzban Book

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My dad was magical. When I was growing up, he turned everything into a game – studying, yard work, even combatting my fear of the Wicked Witch of the West. “Life should be fun!” he’d insist, invoking his own father’s optimism, a dictum in broken Italian dialect I struggle to remember but have long since forgotten. I can’t say if … Read More

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Kanban for Short Intense Projects: How We Used Kanban to Visualize Our Hiring Process Workflow and Make Our Lives Easier

Jim BensonDesignPatterns, Expert7 Comments

This is how we used Kanban techniques to visualize our hiring workflow, empower hiring process participants, and give executives a bird’s eye view on a short term project. For many companies, hiring is something that happens in spurts rather than every day, week, or even month. At this very moment, many firms may be going through a hiring process, significantly … Read More

Jim BensonKanban for Short Intense Projects: How We Used Kanban to Visualize Our Hiring Process Workflow and Make Our Lives Easier

Undertow and Churn: Workflow isn’t Always Linear

Jim BensonFeatured, Primers1 Comment

In Personal Kanban, our primary step is to define our workflow. Workflows tend to be linear, and often look like this: Waiting –>Doing–>Done or Outline –> Pre-writing –> Draft –> Edit –> Final Draft or Backlog –> Coding –> Testing –> Integration –> Release Unfortunately, life isn’t always that straightforward.  A few weeks ago on Twitter, I was asked if it … Read More

Jim BensonUndertow and Churn: Workflow isn’t Always Linear

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

TonianneGetting “Personal” with Your Kanban