Do you use Kanban for personal productivity?
December 26, 2012 5:05 PM Subscribe
Do you use Kanban as your personal productivity system?
How do you manage all that email and keep your kanban updated?
I'm curious to know if you use Kanban. I just started working as a senior manager with five direct reports in a Fortune 100 company, so getting a handle on both my task and project management skills has become critical.
Over the years, I've used various systems like FranklinCovey, GTD, and Total Workday Control. Although no particular system has stuck, I've picked up various techniques over the years from each that have become part of my routine.
I'm not a developer, but I'm fascinated by Lean, Agile, etc. and want to try to apply them to marketing knowledge work. What especially interests me the most about Kanban is the idea of simplifying task management down to its barest essentials (backlog, doing, done).
Right now, I'm most interested in personal task management using Kanban.
I get how Kanban is used for managing projects. But what about individual Next Actions that aren't necessarily tied to a project (e.g., "Answer the phone.")
Any assistance would be gratefully appreciated.
At your service,
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