Personal Kanban
escape the tyranny of todo lists
Ash Moran
PatchSpace Ltd
@patchspace
Personal Kanban
WAT
Why
How
WAT
The best way to redecorate your house
Metaphor of flow
Oh noes! Out of turnips. Need to buy
Visit turnips.com Shopping for
Submit card details Order placed
Recei...
Visualisation of activity
To-do
list
kanban
board
Control system
PROBLEM
DETECTED!
WHY
Pull is less stressful than push
feeling of
flow / pull
feeling of
scheduling / push
Physics
ideal
hidden work
ideal
gas
expands to fill
available space
expands to fill
your entire soul
You can’t manage what you can’t see
has not yet
hit tree
has not yet
seen tree
HOW
Understand your flow
Make it big and obvious
TV for
scale
ideas
(options!)
commitments
this week
is busy
only 3
things on
waiting on
bloody
acc...
Improve
pause
reflect,
review
do less
Learn more
Personal Kanban by
Jim Benson -
@ourfounder
Tonianne DeMaria
Barry -
@sprezzatura
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These are the slides to a lightning talk on I gave at the PHPNW meetup on 6 Aug 2013. It's an incomplete, slightly skewed look at how I apply Personal Kanban myself. - Ash

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Personal Kanban (lightning talk)

  1. 1. Personal Kanban escape the tyranny of todo lists Ash Moran PatchSpace Ltd @patchspace
  2. 2. Personal Kanban WAT Why How
  3. 3. WAT
  4. 4. The best way to redecorate your house
  5. 5. Metaphor of flow Oh noes! Out of turnips. Need to buy Visit turnips.com Shopping for Submit card details Order placed Receive dispatch email In transit Yay turnips arrive! Collected
  6. 6. Visualisation of activity To-do list kanban board
  7. 7. Control system PROBLEM DETECTED!
  8. 8. WHY
  9. 9. Pull is less stressful than push feeling of flow / pull feeling of scheduling / push
  10. 10. Physics ideal hidden work ideal gas expands to fill available space expands to fill your entire soul
  11. 11. You can’t manage what you can’t see has not yet hit tree has not yet seen tree
  12. 12. HOW
  13. 13. Understand your flow
  14. 14. Make it big and obvious TV for scale ideas (options!) commitments this week is busy only 3 things on waiting on bloody accountant finished nothing this week! PHPNW!
  15. 15. Improve pause reflect, review do less
  16. 16. Learn more Personal Kanban by Jim Benson - @ourfounder Tonianne DeMaria Barry - @sprezzatura
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