Personal Kanban: Mapping Work Navigating Life
This workshop will be delivered by Jim Benson on June 28 in English.
This workshop will cover the basics of personal and small team kanban, but will also give directed lessons on principles and theory to prepare students to solve problems, collaborate, and continuously improve.
Workshop attendees will:
- Learn the difference between “productivity” and “effectiveness”;
- Increase visibility into tasks and projects, both immediate and long-term;
- Recognize the value of a “WIP limit,” and identify a sustainable work pace;
- Create a Personal Kanban board optimized to particular life situations;
- Differentiate between “push” versus “pull” systems;
- Understand the personal and team psychology of work; and
- Start delivering more effective and valuable results immediately.
Personal Kanban is:
- * Proven: Used worldwide by individuals, schools, small businesses, Fortune 10 corporations, and world governments.
- * Powerful: Understand your options, your decisions, and your capacity.
- * A Piece of Cake: All you need are a bunch of sticky notes, a flat surface, and some honesty.
- Learn more at Personal Kanban 101
What People Are Saying
“Who knew visualizing your backlog and work-in-process on simple little sticky notes would help you to understand when to work, what to work on, and chop the guilt allowing you to spend time on something other than work. By reducing and identifying my work-in-process I’ve actually worked faster and removed stress from my life.” ~ William Tubbs
“PK takes simplicity and mashes it with effectiveness to create a disarmingly simple process.” ~ Dan Leone
“The Personal Kanban gives much needed clarity and honesty to my day-to-day chaos.” ~ Mary Alice Haft
“Creative, engaging, productive.”
Attend the workshop. It allows you to reflect on where you can make personal effectiveness improvements and teaches you how to do it.”
About the Instructor
Jim is the creator of “Personal Kanban,” a lean process used to manage knowledge workers. Knowledge work is a fundamentally tricky type of work to gain focus around, as those engaged in this type of work are by nature inventive. Invention and innovation are unpredictable, and related tasks are often amorphous. For the past two decades Jim Benson has worked at uncovering ways for individuals and groups to communicate, collaborate, and find clarity in unpredictable and amorphous environments. He is also the CEO of Modus Cooperandi, a company focusing on collaborative management. He writes about and works with clients to acheive cultures of continuous improvement. These cultures actively seek out opportunities to improve job satisfaction and/or performance. Since starting Modus, Jim has helped clients as diverse as The World Bank, The United Nations, NBC Universal, The Library Corporation, and Comcast find collaborative solutions, identify and implement improvements, and create more innovative cultures.
Jim Benson will also be lecturing at Agile Israel 2012 about “Thwarting the Kahneman Curse: Using Lean and Agile to Save Us From Cognitive Bias”.
Watch this video of Jim explaining why to attend Personal Kanban training: