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6 Questions to
Change Your Life
Peter Stevens
Kharkiv PMDay
Workshops
Meet Peter Stevens
“Mr. What Really Matters”
HB-DGI photo courtesy of Hervé Girard
When were you first asked about your life?
What do you
grow up?when you
want to be
When were you first asked about your life?
Who do you
grow up?when you
want to be
When were you first asked about your life?
Who do you want to be
When were you first asked about your life?
Who are you?
When were you first asked about your life?
Who are you?
What you
do
When were you first asked about your life?
Who are you?
Whoyou
are
What you
do
This was my life
What if you could be the person you wanted to be?
The challenge
of getting
things done
Focus &
Knowing when
to say No
Six questions to
change your
life
Let’s pretend for a moment that you can…
Let me show you how you used Agility to do it:
Do any of these sound familiar?
I can’t get started!
Photo by Pedro da Silva on Unsplash
Source: © fotolia.com
I have
too
much to
do
but not
enough
time to
do it.
Isay‘yes’totoomany
things.
Source: © fotolia.com
Source: https://imgflip.com/memegenerator/57445655/Juggling-Meme
The question is not will you say no, but
How will you invest your capacity?
Capacity
Demand
“to do’s”
By stretching yourself to thinly, things slow to a crawl
Demand
“to do’s”
Cap
acit
y
Speed comparison
This is you working on one thing at time
1 week
1 week
Speed comparison
This is you working on five things at once
1
2
3
4
5
20 weeks
By stretching yourself too thinly, things slow to a crawl
Demand
“to do’s”
Cap
acit
y
By stretching yourself to thinly, things slow to a crawl
Demand
“to do’s”
Cap
acit
y
Waste
Stuff That
Matters!
Impact means doing what matters
Stuff That
Matters!
Waste
Capacity
Demand
“to do’s”
Focus &
Knowing when
to say No
Let’s pretend for a moment that you can…
Let me show you how you used Agility to do it:
To get the right things done,
master three basic skills
Doing Work
QuestioningSetting Priorities
Scrum defines a role to address each aspect
Solves the Problem – Development Team
Voice of Common Sense
Scrum Master
Voice of the Customer
Product Owner
Head, Body and Heart
must cover all three Doing Work
Body
Questioning
Heart
Setting Priorities
Head
The objective is to say “yes” to what matters
Demand
“to do’s”
Stuff That
Matters!
Stuff That
Matters!
The objective is to say “yes” to what matters
and ignore the rest!
Demand
“to do’s”
What makes it difficult to apply these principles to your
situation?
Imagine you’re the captain of a
sailing ship…
What happens if you are
caught in storm?
Your Life is the Ocean…
Your Life is an Ocean…
and Personal Agility is your GPS
You are the captain of your ship!
Six questions to
change your
life
Let’s pretend for a moment that you can…
Let me show you how you used Agility to do it:
6 Questions of Personal Agility
Stuff done,
Closer to who
you want to be
Celebrate & Choose
Who you are,
What you did
3. What
could I do
this week?
5. What do
I want to
get done?
1. What
really
matters?
Do
4. What is
important,
urgent or 😀?
6. Who
can help?
2. What
did I do
last week?
🎉
Visualize on your Priorities Map
Summary: How to change your life
Every week:
Ask yourself the 6 questions of Personal Agility
Visualize the answers on your Priorities Map
Your answers guide you to do what matters
“This really works”
Hartmuth Gieldanowski
What did you do last week?
I turned my life around (and my business)
What benefits are people reporting?
1. Focus and Clarity
2. Gateway to Agility
3. Rethinking priorities / Alignment with self
4. Beating Procrastination
5. Feeling better about themselves
6. Reducing Multitasking
7. Simple questions lead to deep insights
8. Able to say yes to the right things
9. Able to set and achieve long term goals
10.Better relationships with spouses and family
How do you figure
out what really
matters?
Photo © leonardo viti - Fotolia
How do you figure
out what really
matters?
• Ask yourself
Photo courtesy Andre Mouton@unsplash
How do you figure
out what really
matters?
• Ask yourself
• Look at how you
spent your time
Photo courtesy anja_r @unsplash
How do you figure
out what really
matters?
• Ask yourself
• Look at how you
spent your time
• Look at how you
plan / must / want
to spend your time
Photo courtesy yuki dog@unsplash
How do you figure
out what really
matters?
• Ask yourself
• Look at how you
spent your time
• Look at how you
plan / must / want
to spend your time
• Eureka Moments
Photo courtesy Niki Sanders @unsplash
How do you figure
out what really
matters?
• Ask yourself
• Look at how you
spent your time
• Look at how you
plan / must / want
to spend your time
• Eureka Moments
• Listen to and
strive to understand
your stakeholders
Photo courtesy Isabella Jusková @unsplash
Personal Agility is
A Simple Coaching
Framework
An Attitude Towards
Yourself
and Others
A Simple Leadership
Framework Based on
Unifying Purpose
Our goal is to inspire you
to transform your world
Get a FREE copy of the Personal Agility Guide
And a FREE 1-HOUR Training
https://cutt.ly/PersonalAgilityPeter
Your questions?
• peter@saat-network.ch
Photo © leonardo viti - Fotolia
• This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-
NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
• Some images are subject to copyright.

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200229 PMDays Kharkiv 6 Questions to Change Your Life

  • 1. 6 Questions to Change Your Life Peter Stevens Kharkiv PMDay Workshops
  • 2. Meet Peter Stevens “Mr. What Really Matters” HB-DGI photo courtesy of Hervé Girard
  • 3. When were you first asked about your life? What do you grow up?when you want to be
  • 4. When were you first asked about your life? Who do you grow up?when you want to be
  • 5. When were you first asked about your life? Who do you want to be
  • 6. When were you first asked about your life? Who are you?
  • 7. When were you first asked about your life? Who are you? What you do
  • 8. When were you first asked about your life? Who are you? Whoyou are What you do
  • 9. This was my life
  • 10. What if you could be the person you wanted to be?
  • 11. The challenge of getting things done Focus & Knowing when to say No Six questions to change your life Let’s pretend for a moment that you can… Let me show you how you used Agility to do it:
  • 12. Do any of these sound familiar?
  • 13. I can’t get started! Photo by Pedro da Silva on Unsplash
  • 14. Source: © fotolia.com I have too much to do but not enough time to do it.
  • 17. The question is not will you say no, but How will you invest your capacity? Capacity Demand “to do’s”
  • 18. By stretching yourself to thinly, things slow to a crawl Demand “to do’s” Cap acit y
  • 19. Speed comparison This is you working on one thing at time 1 week
  • 20. 1 week Speed comparison This is you working on five things at once 1 2 3 4 5 20 weeks
  • 21. By stretching yourself too thinly, things slow to a crawl Demand “to do’s” Cap acit y
  • 22. By stretching yourself to thinly, things slow to a crawl Demand “to do’s” Cap acit y Waste Stuff That Matters!
  • 23. Impact means doing what matters Stuff That Matters! Waste Capacity Demand “to do’s”
  • 24. Focus & Knowing when to say No Let’s pretend for a moment that you can… Let me show you how you used Agility to do it:
  • 25. To get the right things done, master three basic skills Doing Work QuestioningSetting Priorities
  • 26. Scrum defines a role to address each aspect Solves the Problem – Development Team Voice of Common Sense Scrum Master Voice of the Customer Product Owner
  • 27. Head, Body and Heart must cover all three Doing Work Body Questioning Heart Setting Priorities Head
  • 28. The objective is to say “yes” to what matters Demand “to do’s” Stuff That Matters!
  • 29. Stuff That Matters! The objective is to say “yes” to what matters and ignore the rest! Demand “to do’s”
  • 30. What makes it difficult to apply these principles to your situation?
  • 31. Imagine you’re the captain of a sailing ship…
  • 32. What happens if you are caught in storm?
  • 33. Your Life is the Ocean…
  • 34. Your Life is an Ocean… and Personal Agility is your GPS
  • 35. You are the captain of your ship!
  • 36. Six questions to change your life Let’s pretend for a moment that you can… Let me show you how you used Agility to do it:
  • 37. 6 Questions of Personal Agility Stuff done, Closer to who you want to be Celebrate & Choose Who you are, What you did 3. What could I do this week? 5. What do I want to get done? 1. What really matters? Do 4. What is important, urgent or 😀? 6. Who can help? 2. What did I do last week? 🎉
  • 38. Visualize on your Priorities Map
  • 39. Summary: How to change your life Every week: Ask yourself the 6 questions of Personal Agility Visualize the answers on your Priorities Map Your answers guide you to do what matters
  • 41. What did you do last week?
  • 42. I turned my life around (and my business)
  • 43. What benefits are people reporting? 1. Focus and Clarity 2. Gateway to Agility 3. Rethinking priorities / Alignment with self 4. Beating Procrastination 5. Feeling better about themselves 6. Reducing Multitasking 7. Simple questions lead to deep insights 8. Able to say yes to the right things 9. Able to set and achieve long term goals 10.Better relationships with spouses and family
  • 44. How do you figure out what really matters? Photo © leonardo viti - Fotolia
  • 45. How do you figure out what really matters? • Ask yourself Photo courtesy Andre Mouton@unsplash
  • 46. How do you figure out what really matters? • Ask yourself • Look at how you spent your time Photo courtesy anja_r @unsplash
  • 47. How do you figure out what really matters? • Ask yourself • Look at how you spent your time • Look at how you plan / must / want to spend your time Photo courtesy yuki dog@unsplash
  • 48. How do you figure out what really matters? • Ask yourself • Look at how you spent your time • Look at how you plan / must / want to spend your time • Eureka Moments Photo courtesy Niki Sanders @unsplash
  • 49. How do you figure out what really matters? • Ask yourself • Look at how you spent your time • Look at how you plan / must / want to spend your time • Eureka Moments • Listen to and strive to understand your stakeholders Photo courtesy Isabella Jusková @unsplash
  • 50. Personal Agility is A Simple Coaching Framework An Attitude Towards Yourself and Others A Simple Leadership Framework Based on Unifying Purpose
  • 51. Our goal is to inspire you to transform your world
  • 52. Get a FREE copy of the Personal Agility Guide And a FREE 1-HOUR Training https://cutt.ly/PersonalAgilityPeter
  • 54. • This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial 4.0 International License. • Some images are subject to copyright.