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Stop starting start finishing

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Stop starting start finishing

  1. 1. Stop Starting, Start Finishing Lean Kanban Nordic March 13, 2013 Henrik Kniberg Agile/Lean coach www.crisp.se
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  3. 3. Henrik Kniberg Kanban Scrum XP Lean Agile GTD (Getting Things Done) Pomodoro 4hr work week 7 habits of highly effective people
  4. 4. Henrik Kniberg 1 day = 24 hours 1 week = 168 hours 1 year = 8,766 hours 1 life ≈ 700,000 hours
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  8. 8. Henrik Kniberg stop saying
  9. 9. How to control the hamster wheel Chapter 1 40m
  10. 10. The overflow problem
  11. 11. Isolate the noise Henrik Kniberg
  12. 12. Do 1 thing until Done Henrik Kniberg
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  15. 15. Teflon mode Henrik Kniberg
  16. 16. Know your WIP(work in progress) Henrik Kniberg Read Check out Ideas Blog about Someday / Maybe Actions, Projects, Commitments, Promises WIP Appointments
  17. 17. Limit WIP Henrik Kniberg 40 hours at office 60% stress 6 starred emails 10 actions 3 projects 10 travel days per year
  18. 18. Learn how to get inbox to zero INBOX ROBOT
  19. 19. STOP when inbox is clear! Don’t be an inbox junky! Henrik Kniberg
  20. 20. Inbox size Henrik Kniberg Bad old days Now Empty inbox 1-4 times per day
  21. 21. Too much WIP? Henrik Kniberg
  22. 22. How long does it take to write a name? Chapter 2 30m
  23. 23. Henrik Kniberg 60s per project 4s per project 20s total 70s total Writer A No WIP limit Writer B WIP limit = 1 3.5 times more productive! 15 times faster!
  24. 24. WIP is everywhere! Learn to see it. Chapter 3 28m
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  27. 27. Henrik Kniberg 1 Mon 7:00 2 Mon 11:00 3 Mon 22:004 Tue 22:00 1-2 days!
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  31. 31. Henrik Kniberg 1 Mon 7:00 2Mon 7:30 < 1 hour!
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  35. 35. The art of…. Chapter 4 25m
  36. 36. Practice! Henrik Kniberg On a count of 3, say: “No”
  37. 37. Practice! Henrik Kniberg On a count of 3, say: “No thanks”
  38. 38. Henrik Kniberg “I don’t have time” Never say “I don’t have time”!
  39. 39. 80/20 rule Henrik Kniberg Value Effort
  40. 40. Henrik Kniberg Maximize Value, not Output
  41. 41. Know your Values Henrik Kniberg
  42. 42. Create a value filter Henrik Kniberg Stuff No Someday Maybe Yes WIP monitor
  43. 43. Henrik Kniberg Install the value filter
  44. 44. Henrik Kniberg Schedule time for reflection WIP review Personal board meeting Hobbies
  45. 45. Getting Stuff Done Whatever 4 types of activities Reflecting Clearing inbox
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  47. 47. Get OFF the hamster wheel Chapter 5 18m
  48. 48. Thrashing Overflow Slack Balance
  49. 49. Slack Henrik Kniberg
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  51. 51. Once upon a weekend Henrik Kniberg Nov 10-12, 2006
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  53. 53. Slack rule Henrik Kniberg Slack rule 2 days per week 1 day per week WIP
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  55. 55. Henrik Kniberg Slack fueled a positive feedback loop!
  56. 56. 56 Where do you want to be? Chapter 6 12m
  57. 57. How do you spend your time? Henrik Kniberg 57
  58. 58. Henrik Kniberg How do you WANT spend your time?
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  60. 60. Henrik Kniberg You are here Move towards here
  61. 61. A personal story… Chapter 7 9m
  62. 62. Henrik Kniberg I like travelling... Dilemma – Dec 2010 ...but I don’t like being away from my family
  63. 63. If you could do whatever you want, what would you do? Henrik Kniberg 6 month round-the-world family trip! Wouldn’t that be cool?
  64. 64. But we can’t, because… Henrik Kniberg What about the house, the hamster, the aquarium... Too many work commitments Don’t have time Can’t take the kids out of school Travelling with small kids is difficult What about my bands?
  65. 65. What would it take to make this happen? Henrik Kniberg Less work On-the-road schooling ... A date constraint We can’t because… Agreement from the family
  66. 66. Vision: Big Family Trip Henrik Kniberg Email 1-2 hours per week Coaching/teaching 2-3 days per month
  67. 67. Making it Happen Henrik Kniberg
  68. 68. Henrik Kniberg 68 Vision Motive Must Do Departure Date: Oct 1 Should Do Could Do Preparations
  69. 69. Travel “spike” Henrik Kniberg Small Family Trip London, 4 days Big Family Trip Round the world, 6 months
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  72. 72. Henrik Kniberg 72 Won’t finish all preparations!
  73. 73. Henrik Kniberg 73 These can be done while travelling Focused hard on getting things done Skipped these
  74. 74. Peru Japan New Zealand West Indies
  75. 75. Henrik Kniberg 1 public workshop per month 2 slack days per week Weekends = family time 1 public talk per month Onsite mentoring 1 long term client 2 days per week
  76. 76. Henrik Kniberg Now Bad old days
  77. 77. Wrapup Chapter 8 2m
  78. 78. Isolate the noise Do 1 thing until Done Know your WIP Limit WIP Learn how to keep Inbox Empty Install a Value Filter Schedule time for reflection Reserve slack Notice how you spend your time Decide how you want to spend your time Iteratively improve your life Stop Starting, Start Finishing, until WIP is acceptable Learn to say No stop saying

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