Tag: Kanban

3 things you need to increase productivity

3 things you need to increase productivity

What I Believe If you want to increase productivity, I believe you need 3 key things. In a previous post,  I wrote you needed ritual and motivation.  After some reflection, I decided to update that.  First, create a system to ensure you are always getting stuff done, regardless if you’re motivated (though it helps). Second, create…

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Work in Process – WIP

Work in Process – WIP

What is ‘Work In Process – WIP’ Work in process, also known as WIP, refers to activities that have entered the completion process but are not yet outcomes. Work in progress (WIP) refers to all materials and partly finished products that are at various stages of the production process. WIP excludes inventory of time or materials at the start…

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My Personal Kanban submission for Agile 2014

My Personal Kanban submission for Agile 2014

I am happy to announce I submitted a workshop titled  “At home and work, how to get more stuff done. An introduction to Personal Kanban“.  After asking people to provide comments, I was informed that the submission wasn’t viewable. It looks like you need to be logged in. Go figure. Submitted: Tue, 2014-01-14 01:40 Updated: Tue, 2014-01-14 01:43…

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What is Agile, anyway?

What is Agile, anyway?

The parable Ever heard the story about the blind men and an elephant?  In various versions of the tale, a group of blind men touch an elephant. Each man feels a different part, but only one part, such as the leg, the tail, or the trunk.  They then compare notes and learn that they are in complete disagreement. Agile, my…

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Epics, User Stories and Tasks

Epics, User Stories and Tasks

I was working with a client this last week and I overheard one team member trying to explain the difference between Epics, User Stories, and Tasks.  He finally offered an analogy. The Analogy Epics are to User Stories are to Tasks as Rocks are to Pebbles are to Sand. I thought it was a clever description of…

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