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 Read more about 3 things you need to increase productivity[…]






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 Read more about Work in Process – WIP[…]






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 Read more about My Personal Kanban submission for Agile 2014[…]






Limit your Holiday WIP with Personal Kanban

I’m asked on a regular basis how Agile or Lean practices can be applied during the holidays.  Let’s face it, we have a limited amount of time and todo lists as long as our arms.  Truth be told, people have limited success using the ever-growing todo list.  You either forget your list at home, you Read more about Limit your Holiday WIP with Personal Kanban[…]






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 Read more about What is Agile, anyway?[…]