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Modus Cooperandi InfoPak 2              personalkanban.com series               Personal Kanban 101:                      ...
Despite our best intentions, life has a way of becoming complicated. People, tasks, responsibilities, deadlines, and even ...
Thats where Personal Kanbancan help.Adaptable to all ages andsituations, and accessible to alllearning styles, Personal Ka...
There are only two real rules with Personal Kanban:1. Visualize your work2. Limit your work-in-progress (WIP)It’s that sim...
Why Visualize?   Just as the images in this   InfoPak lend to the story   of Personal Kanban,   the Personal Kanban lends ...
Why Limit WIP?You have two hands.You can only juggle somany things at onetime.The more you add, themore likely it is that ...
All too often we equate “free time” with                   “capacity,” and assume we have the ability                   to...
Simply because you think you can handle more work-in-progress does not make itso. Simply because we can fit a few more SUV...
BUT WHAT IS A "KANBAN" ALREADY?A kanban is a tool to visualize, organize, andcomplete work. The first recognizedbusiness u...
So lets get started. Here we see a simple Personal Kanban. The top part of the board shows three states: Backlog, Doing, a...
Step One: Establish Your Value StreamValue Stream: The flow of work from the moment you start to when it isfinished. The m...
Step Two: Establish Your BacklogBacklog: The work you haven’t done yet. All that stuff that youve let pileup is your backl...
Step Three: EstablishYour WIP Limit Work in Progress (WIP) Limit: The amount of work you can handle at one time. We have a...
Step Four: Begin to Pull          Pull: To take completed work from one stage of the          value stream and pull it int...
In Lean management, inventory is                      considered waste - it causes companies to                      over-...
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Simply because you think you Personal Kanban 101

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Simply because you think you can handle more work-in-progress does not make itso. Simply because we can fit a few more SUVs on the freeway does not mean it’sa good idea. Idle time is vital for a healthy brain. Time when you aren’t forcing yourbrain to pump something out is when it’s doing background processing on thingsyou “aren’t” doing. We must limit WIP.

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