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#ProdChat – 04/27/2016 – Kanban Productivity

#ProdChat – 04/27/2016 – Kanban Productivity

On this Kanban Productivity tweetchat, we discussed the system called “Personal Kanban” developed by Jim Benson and ToniAnne DeMaria Barry in their eponymous book, Personal Kanban. ToniAnne was so kind as to join us for the #ProdChat and guided us through the major components of the Personal Kanban productivity system.

Questions:

  1. Tonianne: In brief, what is “kanban” and its history as a #productivity system?
  2. What’s the value of visualizing your work projects and tasks as is the case with kanban boards?
  3. What’s the importance of limiting your work-in-progress?
  4. How do you identify the right amount of work-in-progress?
  5. What is “slack” in kanban? Why do you need it? How do you calculate it?
  6. Tonianne: Why is the “personal” in your Personal Kanban system/book?
  7. How do you set up your first kanban board?
  8. Tonianne: After doing kanban for a while, where should you hone/tune your system?
  9. Tonianne: What’s the biggest criticism of kanban? How do you respond to it?
  10. What technology software/tools/apps can be used with kanban?

Raw transcript:

rsidneysmith Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/C40vBakDrB https://t.co/rF6o8Y52el Wed Apr 27 23:59:02 +0000 2016
apinaud #Expect heavier than usual tweeting from me for the next hour while I participate in this week’s #ProdChat Thu Apr 28 00:00:06 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Today on #ProdChat we’re discussing “Kanban Productivity” w/ @Sprezzatura! Join us! #productivity https://t.co/HKW9OqXdrl Thu Apr 28 00:00:20 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Welcome @Sprezzatura @DrFrankBuck @apinaud! How’re you all today? So excited to talk #kanban #productivity on #prodchat today! Thu Apr 28 00:00:41 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith So, let’s start! In a tweet, introduce yourself. #prodchat https://t.co/BRL4vwVIQW Thu Apr 28 00:01:03 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura Thank you so much, Ray. I’m excited to be here. #prodchat https://t.co/GLtog5bCs5 Thu Apr 28 00:01:17 +0000 2016
idiotsnassholes RT @rsidneysmith: Welcome @Sprezzatura @DrFrankBuck @apinaud! How’re you all today? So excited to talk #kanban #productivity on #prodchat t… Thu Apr 28 00:01:20 +0000 2016
idiotsnassholes RT @rsidneysmith: Today on #ProdChat we’re discussing “Kanban Productivity” w/ @Sprezzatura! Join us! #productivity https://t.co/HKW9OqXdrl Thu Apr 28 00:01:38 +0000 2016
apinaud Hello @rsidneysmith @Sprezzatura @DrFrankBuck Looking forward to some #ProdChat fun Thu Apr 28 00:01:44 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith hi all! Greetings from rainy Chicago. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:01:59 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith What’s a #productivity success you’ve had this or last week? #prodchat https://t.co/ALAOrZ4TT3 Thu Apr 28 00:02:03 +0000 2016
pascalvenier For the next hour, my tweets will be a part of #ProdChat , the weekly chat for #productivity enthusiasts. Come join us! Thu Apr 28 00:02:10 +0000 2016
pascalvenier RT @rsidneysmith: Today on #ProdChat we’re discussing “Kanban Productivity” w/ @Sprezzatura! Join us! #productivity https://t.co/HKW9OqXdrl Thu Apr 28 00:02:18 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Hi, Lee! Great to see you. How’re you today? #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:02:26 +0000 2016
apinaud #ProdChat https://t.co/1auOFJUIe5 Thu Apr 28 00:02:38 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @pascalvenier Hi, Pascal! Great to see you. How’re you? #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:02:43 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @apinaud: #ProdChat https://t.co/1auOFJUIe5 Thu Apr 28 00:02:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q0: @Sprezzatura, tell us a bit about yourself! #prodchat https://t.co/8Rx3KBvvHK Thu Apr 28 00:03:01 +0000 2016
caplady1225 RT @apinaud: #Expect heavier than usual tweeting from me for the next hour while I participate in this week’s #ProdChat Thu Apr 28 00:03:14 +0000 2016
pascalvenier @rsidneysmith I am great thanks. How about you. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:03:24 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith fine, thanks. Only had to sit around and not get picked for a trial at jury duty yesterday, so week is semi-normal #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:03:36 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith I’ve had some success doing a review at the end of the day. Still working on it though. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:03:57 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck #Productivity success this week: Revived a tool I composed years ago to helps teachers progress monitor students. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:04:00 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Please add #prodchat to tweets. Questions will come as Q1, Q2, Q3. Answer A1, A2, A3, for readability! https://t.co/BQxzIK4gnh Thu Apr 28 00:04:04 +0000 2016
caplady1225 Hi ray prodchatters! I’m ke cybersecurity consultant and Gtd practitioner #ProdChat https://t.co/VJ2hdLDFAa Thu Apr 28 00:04:08 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q1: @sprezzatura: In brief, what is “kanban” and its history as a #productivity system? #prodchat https://t.co/Y8PiDwRW63 Thu Apr 28 00:05:03 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Frank Buck, Alabama. Retired school leader. I speak, write, and coach on #organization and #timemanagement #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:05:12 +0000 2016
caplady1225 Gamfication & quantified self continue to motivate. Tending up on @todoist karma leveling up on @habitica #ProdChat https://t.co/MN6b12D1QG Thu Apr 28 00:05:31 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton Greetings #prodchat, looking forward to the conversation tonight Thu Apr 28 00:06:25 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @RealMattEaton @caplady1225 Great to see you, Matt and Ke! Hope you’re both great today! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:06:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @DrFrankBuck: Frank Buck, Alabama. Retired school leader. I speak, write, and coach on #organization and #timemanagement #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:06:54 +0000 2016
apinaud @michelle1908: Remember that #Productivity is about Principles, tricks, better habits and using technology to support it #prodchat #CID Thu Apr 28 00:07:04 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 Great to hear, Michelle! Welcome to #prodchat! Thu Apr 28 00:07:09 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @rsidneysmith @caplady1225 Absolutely. I just received a job offer (pending some exams), so that’s a bonus! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:07:23 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @pascalvenier I’m doing really well, Pascal. Thanks for asking! Enjoy #prodchat! Thu Apr 28 00:07:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @RealMattEaton Congratulations! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:07:34 +0000 2016
apinaud That’s a cool job #ProdChat https://t.co/62kYozMZE8 Thu Apr 28 00:07:51 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith Thanks! Glad to be here. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:07:56 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @rsidneysmith Thank you very much! #prodchat I was fortunate to have good soft skills and a connection or three Thu Apr 28 00:08:17 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Sprezzatura I’m not seeing your tweets in the stream. Make sure to #prodchat your tweets. :) Thanks! Thu Apr 28 00:08:41 +0000 2016
prodchat #prodchat https://t.co/b4e0Lf22iJ Thu Apr 28 00:09:00 +0000 2016
prodchat #prodchat https://t.co/NZZIcvsMyV Thu Apr 28 00:09:14 +0000 2016
prodchat #prodchat https://t.co/ldGG4bNYlq Thu Apr 28 00:09:27 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton Ah, the good ol’ Kanban system #prodchat The bane of my work existence at times https://t.co/oSCW1YlqMh Thu Apr 28 00:09:42 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: Frank Buck, Alabama. Retired school leader. I speak, write, and coach on #organization and #timemanagement #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:09:43 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura A1 (cont) It needed to minimize its overhead/inventory and only produce enough product to satisfy demand #prodchat https://t.co/G2ptwg8Cyv Thu Apr 28 00:09:45 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: A1 (cont) It needed to minimize its overhead/inventory and only produce enough product to satisfy demand #prodchat https:/… Thu Apr 28 00:09:57 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q2: What’s the value of visualizing your work-in-progress with kanban #productivity? #prodchat https://t.co/QYMIm4CPtk Thu Apr 28 00:10:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith FYI, we have 10 questions tonight folks…some for directed @Sprezzatura but all are encouraged to answer and engage! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:11:01 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton The good ol’ Kanban board helps. That gives great visualization #prodchat https://t.co/MymFWEMueD Thu Apr 28 00:11:08 +0000 2016
idiotsnassholes RT @rsidneysmith: Q2: What’s the value of visualizing your work-in-progress with kanban #productivity? #prodchat https://t.co/QYMIm4CPtk Thu Apr 28 00:11:36 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton Kanban also forces you to not do as many things as you usually do #prodchat One thing at a time, as the boards force Thu Apr 28 00:12:04 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A2: Ray, I guess this one is for all of us. I think seeing all of your work in one place lets you make better choices. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:12:13 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A2) Focus #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:12:18 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A2: I know the value of “out of sight, out of mind” for me, so the antithesis is the value of visualizing your work with #kanban! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:12:37 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A2: Collaboration is also easier. Everyone can see the board. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:12:37 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck Yes, all the questions are for all of us, even the ones I direct to Tonianne. :) #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:13:15 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura A1 (cont) only the parts needed, when they were needed, minimizing the need for costly inventory. #prodchat https://t.co/oZCH10QreK Thu Apr 28 00:13:22 +0000 2016
caplady1225 Interested in hearing use cases drive visual planning va list. Been looking at trello for certain things #prodchat https://t.co/wjJXJ03HOz Thu Apr 28 00:13:32 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: A1 (cont) only the parts needed, when they were needed, minimizing the need for costly inventory. #prodchat https://t.co/o… Thu Apr 28 00:13:37 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton Trello is great, but it has a lot of chaos involved too. Asana is another good one #prodchat https://t.co/l4YmmdX2Mk Thu Apr 28 00:14:15 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q3: What’s the importance of limiting your work-in-progress? #prodchat https://t.co/3PNfZrGGwi Thu Apr 28 00:15:03 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura A1 (cont) This “Just-in-Time” production process eliminated waste from the manufacturing process. #prodchat https://t.co/3LGK6mVOxL Thu Apr 28 00:15:11 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton And if you are an out of sight, out of mind person, Kanban will help you see what is on deck #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:15:16 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: A1 (cont) This “Just-in-Time” production process eliminated waste from the manufacturing process. #prodchat https://t.co/3… Thu Apr 28 00:15:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: A1 (cont) This “Just-in-Time” production process eliminated waste from the manufacturing process. #prodchat https://t.co/3… Thu Apr 28 00:15:24 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A3) For production, it is to make sure you do the best at what you do. No split attention #prodchat https://t.co/HdVkKnJUuP Thu Apr 28 00:16:04 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A3: If you have too much going on, you find you are not “shipping” anything. (Thank you, @SethGodin) Nothing ever gets finished. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:16:21 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @rsidneysmith: Q3: What’s the importance of limiting your work-in-progress? #prodchat https://t.co/3PNfZrGGwi Thu Apr 28 00:16:24 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A3: Focus, not spreading yourself too thin. Increases the likelihood that you will finish something #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:16:36 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @DrFrankBuck: A3: If you have too much going on, you find you are not “shipping” anything. (Thank you, @SethGodin) Nothing ever gets fin… Thu Apr 28 00:16:43 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 I use @trello for specific projects like content editorial calendar, and any other project that has defined stages. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:17:12 +0000 2016
apinaud RT @DrFrankBuck: A3: If you have too much going on, you find you are not “shipping” anything. (Thank you, @SethGodin) Nothing ever gets fin… Thu Apr 28 00:17:23 +0000 2016
pascalvenier A3: Limiting your work in progress forces you to finish stuff. Not start everything and not finish anything #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:18:06 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @pascalvenier: A3: Limiting your work in progress forces you to finish stuff. Not start everything and not finish anything #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:18:16 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @pascalvenier And so many people suffer with that! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:18:25 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura A2 Visualizing tasks when prioritizing reqs less energy than holding options in your head #prodchat https://t.co/PIX81YoqF6 Thu Apr 28 00:19:18 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith @pascalvenier I absolutely do! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:19:29 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 @pascalvenier Well, you’re definitely not alone, Michelle. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:19:52 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q4: How do you identify the right amount of work-in-progress? …value stream? #prodchat https://t.co/mLkAdL5aqn Thu Apr 28 00:20:03 +0000 2016
pascalvenier A3: Limiting your work in progress (WIP) help your work flow better. You slow down to go faster. Sounds counterintuitive but works #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:20:10 +0000 2016
caplady1225 RT @Sprezzatura: A2 Visualizing tasks when prioritizing reqs less energy than holding options in your head #prodchat https://t.co/PIX81YoqF6 Thu Apr 28 00:20:23 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: A2 Visualizing tasks when prioritizing reqs less energy than holding options in your head #prodchat https://t.co/PIX81YoqF6 Thu Apr 28 00:20:38 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: A2 Visualizing tasks when prioritizing reqs less energy than holding options in your head #prodchat https://t.co/PIX81YoqF6 Thu Apr 28 00:20:38 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura A2 The brain HATES ambiguity. That’s why the 1st rule of #pkflow: Visualize your work – is so important. #prodchat https://t.co/PIX81YoqF6 Thu Apr 28 00:20:58 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A4) Themes are usually good if you are a creative. Themed days are great #prodchat https://t.co/XPSUyTPVS2 Thu Apr 28 00:21:00 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: A2 The brain HATES ambiguity. That’s why the 1st rule of #pkflow: Visualize your work – is so important. #prodchat https:… Thu Apr 28 00:21:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: A2 The brain HATES ambiguity. That’s why the 1st rule of #pkflow: Visualize your work – is so important. #prodchat https:… Thu Apr 28 00:21:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Sprezzatura So, so true! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:21:16 +0000 2016
apinaud I agree! Slow Down to go Faster! Always work #ProdChat https://t.co/VMH15itz2j Thu Apr 28 00:21:29 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A4: Good question. Just wish I had a good answer. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:21:39 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A4: @DrFrankBuck I was thinking the exact same thing Lol! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:22:33 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A4: @DrFrankBuck I was thinking the exact same thing Lol! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:22:33 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura A2 (cont) You gain clarity when you see options/tradeoffs, & you get kinesthetic feedback from completion. #prodchat https://t.co/PIX81YoqF6 Thu Apr 28 00:22:51 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A4: So many variables. You never know when the next day will bring a TON of work (opportunities) to add to your plate. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:23:05 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @michelle1908 You know what they say about great minds. :) #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:23:40 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura A3 2nd rule of #PKFLOW Limit your WIP’s vital for this. W/o that beneficial constraint, work won’t flow. #prodchat https://t.co/j576k0YgKV Thu Apr 28 00:24:16 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @DrFrankBuck Yes! :) #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:24:17 +0000 2016
vielmetti Somehow going to try to be in #wjchat and #prodchat at the same time. Hi to @Sprezzatura @wjchat @acnatta from Ann Arbor Thu Apr 28 00:24:28 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck I feel like it comes with experience. Review/reflect time is in order! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:24:57 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q5: What is “slack” in kanban? Why do you need it? How do you calculate it? #prodchat https://t.co/i8kKCiO5rG Thu Apr 28 00:25:03 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: A2 (cont) You gain clarity when you see options/tradeoffs, & you get kinesthetic feedback from completion. #prodchat https… Thu Apr 28 00:25:04 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: A2 (cont) You gain clarity when you see options/tradeoffs, & you get kinesthetic feedback from completion. #prodchat https… Thu Apr 28 00:25:04 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura If you don’t viz UR work, how do U know when U reached capacity? How do U communicate that to team & boss? #prodchat https://t.co/PIX81YoqF6 Thu Apr 28 00:26:30 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @vielmetti @Sprezzatura @wjchat @acnatta Welcome, Edward! Enjoy #prodchat! Thu Apr 28 00:27:35 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: A3 2nd rule of #PKFLOW Limit your WIP’s vital for this. W/o that beneficial constraint, work won’t flow. #prodchat https:/… Thu Apr 28 00:27:41 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: A3 2nd rule of #PKFLOW Limit your WIP’s vital for this. W/o that beneficial constraint, work won’t flow. #prodchat https:/… Thu Apr 28 00:27:41 +0000 2016
pascalvenier A4 You can identity the right amount of WIP simply by experimenting. PK is all about experimenting and adapting to your context. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:28:02 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: If you don’t viz UR work, how do U know when U reached capacity? How do U communicate that to team & boss? #prodchat https… Thu Apr 28 00:28:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: If you don’t viz UR work, how do U know when U reached capacity? How do U communicate that to team & boss? #prodchat https… Thu Apr 28 00:28:05 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura A2 That’s 1 of the probs w/knowledge work: its process & product are largely inventive & invisible… #prodchat https://t.co/PIX81YoqF6 Thu Apr 28 00:28:41 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @pascalvenier Yes, I recognized that while reading “Personal Kanban”…it would take experience, testing. Good to know! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:28:44 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: A2 That’s 1 of the probs w/knowledge work: its process & product are largely inventive & invisible… #prodchat https://t.… Thu Apr 28 00:28:54 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: A2 That’s 1 of the probs w/knowledge work: its process & product are largely inventive & invisible… #prodchat https://t.… Thu Apr 28 00:28:54 +0000 2016
prodbookgrp Did you miss our last #productivity book club discussion? Catch up here: https://t.co/RzMPV7N1Ys #prodchat https://t.co/oznRzxoeI5 Thu Apr 28 00:29:05 +0000 2016
pascalvenier A2 Visualizing helps you see that proverbial elephant in the room which you would not see otherwise. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:29:33 +0000 2016
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rsidneysmith Q6: @sprezzatura: Why is the “personal” in your Personal Kanban system/book? #prodchat https://t.co/J2ZFriI2mW Thu Apr 28 00:30:15 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura A2 W/no tangible steps/no physical output, K workers often work in a world of ambiguity,begetting MORE WIP #prodchat https://t.co/PIX81YoqF6 Thu Apr 28 00:30:49 +0000 2016
betsythedevine RT @Sprezzatura: A2 The brain HATES ambiguity. That’s why the 1st rule of #pkflow: Visualize your work – is so important. #prodchat https:… Thu Apr 28 00:30:51 +0000 2016
vielmetti @rsidneysmith #prodchat A5 Slack is empty space that lets you move things around so that you can adjust priorities. Thu Apr 28 00:31:44 +0000 2016
StraightGoose @pascalvenier A4 – how much do you keep in WIP and the other stages/”swim lanes”? #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:31:55 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: A2 W/no tangible steps/no physical output, K workers often work in a world of ambiguity,begetting MORE WIP #prodchat https… Thu Apr 28 00:32:33 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: A2 W/no tangible steps/no physical output, K workers often work in a world of ambiguity,begetting MORE WIP #prodchat https… Thu Apr 28 00:32:33 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @StraightGoose: @pascalvenier A4 – how much do you keep in WIP and the other stages/”swim lanes”? #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:32:43 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura A2 Yes. It likewise helps you surface assumptions & cog biases. #pkflow #prodchat https://t.co/GqWdYPjpGc Thu Apr 28 00:33:00 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: A2 Yes. It likewise helps you surface assumptions & cog biases. #pkflow #prodchat https://t.co/GqWdYPjpGc Thu Apr 28 00:34:21 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: A2 Yes. It likewise helps you surface assumptions & cog biases. #pkflow #prodchat https://t.co/GqWdYPjpGc Thu Apr 28 00:34:21 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q7: How do you set up your first kanban board? #prodchat https://t.co/htJGbtNkZJ Thu Apr 28 00:35:03 +0000 2016
PaulWehage You mean…..#prodchat isn’t a joke??? Thu Apr 28 00:35:37 +0000 2016
pascalvenier @StraightGoose A4 I normally use a WIP limit of three, but it is all about finding what works best for you #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:35:46 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A7: My inclination would be to set up a Kanban board digitally using @Trello . Others may like the visual aspect of a wall display #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:36:47 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A7: A whiteboard with post-it notes or dry erase markers sounds like a good setup to start! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:37:18 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @StraightGoose When I had a large whiteboard (actually a see-through acrylic wall), I used it every day for a kanban board! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:38:53 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @StraightGoose I wouldn’t imagine many people duplicate the kanban board, but I can see doing a value stream for special projects. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:39:28 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q8: @Sprezzatura: After doing kanban for a while, where should you hone/tune your system? #prodchat https://t.co/rN5SDM9qGM Thu Apr 28 00:40:08 +0000 2016
vielmetti @rsidneysmith A7. Not my first kanban approach, but I’m currently using @github issues + @waffleio to track. 5500 tasks in 4 yrs. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:40:21 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @vielmetti @github @waffleio Sounds pretty sophisticated! How’s it working for you? #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:41:35 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura Q7 Yes. Here’s a little #pkflow primer to help: https://t.co/qaRSDuqfwz #prodchat https://t.co/zsQ8kwQTFn Thu Apr 28 00:41:50 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: Q7 Yes. Here’s a little #pkflow primer to help: https://t.co/qaRSDuqfwz #prodchat https://t.co/zsQ8kwQTFn Thu Apr 28 00:41:58 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: Q7 Yes. Here’s a little #pkflow primer to help: https://t.co/qaRSDuqfwz #prodchat https://t.co/zsQ8kwQTFn Thu Apr 28 00:41:58 +0000 2016
pascalvenier RT @Sprezzatura: Q7 Yes. Here’s a little #pkflow primer to help: https://t.co/qaRSDuqfwz #prodchat https://t.co/zsQ8kwQTFn Thu Apr 28 00:42:31 +0000 2016
prodbookgrp Join us for the this Saturday’s #productivity book club’s live discussion! https://t.co/n14akGjZH4 #prodchat https://t.co/j8e9OkTMO7 Thu Apr 28 00:44:02 +0000 2016
vielmetti @rsidneysmith If you already have @github , then @waffleio adds a good kanban system. Biggest challenge: support for small screens #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:44:04 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura Q8 Essential to #pkflow is kaizen/cont improvement.Constantly look for ways to improve UR process. #prodchat https://t.co/rJXKfNqHKO Thu Apr 28 00:44:19 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @vielmetti @github @waffleio Ah, gotcha! That’s pretty awesome. I’ll check it out. I coach a lot of software folks. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:44:28 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: Q8 Essential to #pkflow is kaizen/cont improvement.Constantly look for ways to improve UR process. #prodchat https://t.co/… Thu Apr 28 00:44:35 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: Q8 Essential to #pkflow is kaizen/cont improvement.Constantly look for ways to improve UR process. #prodchat https://t.co/… Thu Apr 28 00:44:35 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q9: @Sprezzatura: What’s the biggest criticism of kanban? How do you respond to it? #prodchat https://t.co/q8NyiRGbCt Thu Apr 28 00:45:08 +0000 2016
vielmetti @rsidneysmith It took me a few months to get running w/ @github @waffleio but I never have given up. #prodchat Overkill, unless you need it! Thu Apr 28 00:46:15 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura Q8 Brain’s a pattern matching machine.Using color/shape/icons on tix gives u feedback to tweak ur process #prodchat https://t.co/rJXKfNqHKO Thu Apr 28 00:46:28 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: Q8 Brain’s a pattern matching machine.Using color/shape/icons on tix gives u feedback to tweak ur process #prodchat https:… Thu Apr 28 00:47:59 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: Q8 Brain’s a pattern matching machine.Using color/shape/icons on tix gives u feedback to tweak ur process #prodchat https:… Thu Apr 28 00:47:59 +0000 2016
vielmetti @StraightGoose @rsidneysmith @github @waffleio 5500 tasks over 4 years, or 3 or 4 a day. Backlog ebbs/flows, usually about 100. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:48:59 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura Q8 Adding Retrospective col after Done helps. See which work flowed, which caused bottlenecks, emergencies #prodchat https://t.co/rJXKfNqHKO Thu Apr 28 00:49:04 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Sprezzatura: Q8 Adding Retrospective col after Done helps. See which work flowed, which caused bottlenecks, emergencies #prodchat https… Thu Apr 28 00:49:46 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Sprezzatura: Q8 Adding Retrospective col after Done helps. See which work flowed, which caused bottlenecks, emergencies #prodchat https… Thu Apr 28 00:49:46 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q10: What technology software/tools/apps can be used with kanban? #prodchat https://t.co/CVqDmOqPRw Thu Apr 28 00:50:05 +0000 2016
vielmetti @StraightGoose @rsidneysmith Task size as small as “send a postcard to @Sprezzatura “. Keep max 3-4 as “in progress”. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:50:28 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A10: @Trello is the first thing that comes to mind. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:51:06 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Me too! #prodchat https://t.co/grmtn3Lw8i Thu Apr 28 00:51:18 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: A10: @Trello is the first thing that comes to mind. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:51:20 +0000 2016
fwade RT @DrFrankBuck: A10: @Trello is the first thing that comes to mind. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:52:01 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Sprezzatura LOL. That’s so true! That happens with #GTD newbies too. They’re overwhelmed by unearthing all commitments. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:52:39 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A10: A spreadsheet… I love a spreadsheet :) #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:53:10 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @StraightGoose @vielmetti @github @waffleio You need to suspend (Someday/Maybe in GTD lingo) or delete what you can. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:53:16 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @StraightGoose That’s the focus required (offered) by kanban to get things done. :-) #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:53:35 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 Oooooh, I’m a spreadsheet workbook kinda guy myself. ;) #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:54:01 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura That’s why we’ve since renamed “Doing “Options.” Context changes. Commitments expire. Always pay attention.#prodchat https://t.co/Z3fCVWlKOp Thu Apr 28 00:54:50 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @michelle1908 That would work! 3 wide columns with wide rows. Cut and paste to “move” tasks. Yes! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:54:51 +0000 2016
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DrFrankBuck Thank you, Tonianne @Sprezzatura ! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:56:01 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck @michelle1908 Yes, and no extra, special software…plus shareable, etc. Great solution! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:56:09 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @DrFrankBuck: Thank you, Tonianne @Sprezzatura ! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:56:17 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @DrFrankBuck: Thank you, Tonianne @Sprezzatura ! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:56:17 +0000 2016
StraightGoose @rsidneysmith that’s the focus required with Kanban – True/very true! #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:57:18 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @rsidneysmith @michelle1908 Didn’t think about sharing! @Padlet would work. Elementary teachers would know about that one. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:57:38 +0000 2016
vielmetti @StraightGoose I’m good for a backlog between 60 and 120 or so. Still sorting out how best to manage mix of aspirational tasks #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:58:32 +0000 2016
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StraightGoose @Sprezzatura @pascalvenier Tonianne – Content? Can you be more specific please? #prodchat Thu Apr 28 00:59:17 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @DrFrankBuck @rsidneysmith I didn’t think about sharing either. Here’s what I have. I need to print it #prodchat https://t.co/JFccFRDS6w Thu Apr 28 01:00:40 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @DrFrankBuck @padlet Looks cool! I’m going to take a closer look later #prodchat Thu Apr 28 01:01:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @michelle1908: @DrFrankBuck @rsidneysmith I didn’t think about sharing either. Here’s what I have. I need to print it #prodchat https://… Thu Apr 28 01:01:25 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @DrFrankBuck @rsidneysmith I need to add more stuff to backlog too. I am in denial :) #prodchat Thu Apr 28 01:02:25 +0000 2016
michelle1908 Thanks @Sprezzatura #prodchat Thu Apr 28 01:03:08 +0000 2016
Sprezzatura Wow – this hr flew! Thank you so much for hosting, Ray. This was fun! #prodchat https://t.co/msuCEPJqTr Thu Apr 28 01:03:26 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Sprezzatura You’re most welcome and thanks so much for the time with #prodchat today! Thu Apr 28 01:04:39 +0000 2016
StraightGoose @vielmetti prj mgmt – prj plan – does most of plan stay there &move items to Kanban board as needed? Move from Asana to Trello? #prodchat Thu Apr 28 01:05:03 +0000 2016
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vielmetti @Sprezzatura Omnium rerum principia parva sunt (everything has a small beginning). Also Karl Weick on “small wins”. Thanks for #prodchat ! Thu Apr 28 01:14:16 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @michelle1908 Take a look at this: https://t.co/HucIrrqYXq Try clicking and adding stuff to any column. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 01:15:53 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @michelle1908 Instead of it being a “KWL” chart, it could be “To Do,” “Doing,” “Done.” If you wanted to pursue it, let me know. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 01:17:12 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @michelle1908 I still think your spreadsheet idea is better though. #prodchat Thu Apr 28 01:17:38 +0000 2016
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michelle1908 @DrFrankBuck Ooo! I like it 😀 #ProdChat Thu Apr 28 09:55:25 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @DrFrankBuck Ooo! I like it 😀 #ProdChat Thu Apr 28 09:55:25 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @DrFrankBuck I think I will stick w/my spreadsheet for the Kanban. I have other tabs w/info. I may have other uses for Padlet #prodchat Thu Apr 28 09:59:44 +0000 2016
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