Agile Results for Modern Life


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“Agile Results” was developed by J.D. Meier - Microsoft employee and productivity expert. It’s a cross-discipline approach for results that combines some of the most effective techniques in human performance for your mind, body, and emotions that helps to establish mindsets and habits to be effective and productive in modern life’s high load.

It can help you to:
• Keep up with changes in a rapidly changing environment
• Finish what was started
• Start and finish what you actually want and need
• Get enough time for the results you want
• Feel that you are in control of the event flow

Presentation will explain core concepts, principles and differences of the approach, including principles not only of task management but also time, passion and energy management.

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Agile Results for Modern Life

  1. 1. Agile Results Design your life agile way. System by Meier J.D. Ruslan Kaminsky
  2. 2. Insights • If you don't make time for whats important - it won't happen. • A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. - Bruce Lee • If you don't know what you're looking for, you're not going to see it. • Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing right things.
  3. 3. Let’s do it now (practice) • Identify your tasks and goals that you currently have, as you understand them • Try to include goals and tasks for near future, up to month • In the session time we will work with the goals and tasks that you have identified • You can add more anytime • Tips: Mind, Body, Emotions, Career, Financial, Relationships, Fun, Current projects, Dreams
  4. 4. Why Agile Results • Time changes what’s important • Strive for outcomes not task amount • Focus on approach • Combine Passion, Time, Energy and Technique
  5. 5. AR Core Techniques • Rule of 3 • 3 goals per day, week, month, year • Monday vision, Daily outcomes, Friday reflexion • Fresh start each sprint • Results over task count • Focus on approaches - make them part of you • Hot Spots • Heavy load on starts (Frog Eating) • Timeboxing
  6. 6. AR Core Psychology • Growth & Learning • Mindset shifting • 80/20 Action/Thinking • Good Enough • Passion • Power/Creative/Lazy hours • Routines and Rituals • Don’t wait for motivation - do it
  7. 7. Results and Tasks • Task is something atomic and actionable • project consists of multiple tasks • Result is a meaningful and valuable goal that • is good for now • have compelling “why” reason • have vision and plan • you can see/imagine how completion will look like
  8. 8. Let’s do it now (practice) • Organize your items in an AgileResults approach, taking into account the time already passed • 1 goal for today and 3 for tomorrow • 3 goals for this week • 3 goals for this month
  9. 9. Design your day • Fresh start - a new and exiting day has come • Create startup routine (morning ritual) • Think of 3 most valuable results for today • you can brainstorm many and choose 3 • Set time for important things • Think of time limits • Define what good day will look like • Check your approach (practice)
  10. 10. Drive your day • Wear the right hat • Worst things first • Power/Creative/Lazy hours • Test your results - make it work, then make it right • Review day • Shutdown routine (evening ritual)
  11. 11. Design your week • Map your week at a glance • Identify strengths and weaknesses 75/25 • can be due to situation or approach, or both • Make time for fun, rest and unexpected things • Set limits and boundaries • Remember Hot spots • Check your approach (practice)
  12. 12. Drive your week • Fresh start • Rule of 3, but be agile • Monday Vision, Daily Outcomes, Friday Reflection
  13. 13. Design your month • Fresh start • Map your month at a glance • Must, Should, Could • Pick one thing for improvement and experimenting • Pre-plan outcomes for each week • Check your approach (practice)
  14. 14. Design your year • Fresh start • Map your year at a glance • Pre-plan months • Pick 3 big wishes
  15. 15. BEaWARE of the autopilot
  16. 16. Review routine • What was done well? • What can be improved? • What did I learn? • What did I improve from last time? • What did I enjoy?
  17. 17. Time, Energy & Passion • Each cycle is fresh start - do things that matter • Do not miss windows of opportunity • Learn to spend less and do more - be professional • Learn time management • Know activities that recharge you • Define what success looks like • Keep an eye on the prize • What the next Big Thing to do?
  18. 18. Summary • Rule of 3 • Identify and increase power and creative hours • Value your time • Manage your energy • Do things with passion • Learn and improve your ways - grow • Do hard things when you're strong • Experiment to find your unique way
  19. 19. Practice for home ;) • Add fun and rest to your plans • Identify and plan recharging activities • Check buffer for unexpected events • Define success of this month and this week • Identify next big thing • Check your plan for life balance • Check if implementing your plans will keep you strong and passionate
  20. 20. Links • Official web-site: • Author blog: • Guide for implementation: • My contact info: • Good task management tools: • Mac only: Omnifocus, Things • Anywhere: Remember The Milk (web+mobile) • Time management tool: aTimeLogger (mobile)