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Planning Shit for Geeks Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Planning Shit for Geeks with p0rn and fetishes
  • 2. Core Message• Upside? Less overwhelmed, get more done• Practice good habits• Keep it simple – what works for you• You’ll fall off, just get back on again• Learn to say “No Thanks”
  • 3. Too much going on!• Support requests• Current sprint• Global backlog and other stuff• Email• Family• Sleeping• Drawing breath…………..and so on…………
  • 4. Result?• Lack of control over our “stuff” can mean – Feelings of stress, sometimes severe – Internal conflict – Unable to pick the best next action – Picking next action that gives sense of “control” – Not finishing current action => losing “control”
  • 5. Solution• Get out of your head!• Break down to short, simple, actions -> planning• Simple algorithm to pick next action – don’t want to think about it. • E.g. “What do I feel like doing next”• Regular Review (ala GTD -- weekly?)
  • 6. GTD• Sexy all singing approach• Nice book• All encompassing• Simple, but not that simple• Ch 1 is tedious and boring First productivity p0rn for geeks
  • 7. GSD• Cool Name: Getting Shit Done• Simple and affective• Excellent place to start• Don’t need to buy a book – http://utilware.com/gsd3.html
  • 8. Get it out of your head !• Write it down• Notebooks• Hipster PDA• Desktop Software• Web site• Mobile apps
  • 9. Fetish Items for productivity p0rn addicts
  • 10. Back to Basics• It’s all about the habits not the tools• Keep simple• When you fall off just get back on• Refine and improve over time
  • 11. An example of what I should do• http://alecthegeek.files.wordpress.com/2011/ 06/gpd.png
  • 12. Some toys to try• toodledo.com (will sync with many apps) – Also Hiveminder and RTM• A5 quadrille notebooks – approx. 150 pages• Pilot G2 pens• The Pomodoro Technique – enhance your focus and estimating powers