Tag: GTD

Pomodora Relationship

Pomodora Relationship

I have a dirty little secret.  I have an on-again off-again love affair with the Pomodoro technique.  Though I deal with a wicked case of ADD, I seem to keep it in check, thanks in part to my Personal Kanban.  The other method I use, though I admit not as commonly, is a pomodoro timer.…

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Agile Shopping List

Agile Shopping List

I was over at the AgileScout website and found a humorous post. The title was Agile Products for Sale – What’s Worth Buying. Eric Laramée from Agile Partnership made a comment and got me thinking.  Why aren’t more retailers jumping on the bandwagon to offer “Agile” products? What got us started was a listing on Amazon for…

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Why Ask Why

Why Ask Why

Before you spend the next week, redesigning the TPS report, you need to stop and ask yourself a simple question. Why? Why are you doing it?   If you can not map the task back to a stakeholder or customer objective/requirement (goal) you better stop now.  Some people call this gold-plating.  Additionally if you can not…

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The Funnel Effect and My Kanban

The Funnel Effect and My Kanban

GuyKawasaki tweeted about a really cool infographic on Alltop titled Why freeways come to a stop. I checked it out and what most interested me was the graphic The funnel effect (I circled it in red). The funnel effect is a really good analogy of why you should limit your work in progress, like I…

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My Personal Kanban 2.0

My Personal Kanban 2.0

I commonly get asked what I personally use to manage my work. The answer is almost too simple. I use a Personal Kanban. Now, I’m no efficiency guru. I’m no expert on Kanban. I just need a simple system that satisfies a few requirements and makes sense to me. Requirements I need something visual to…

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