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One way to represent such recurrent tasks is the sequesterting approach, described on pages 158-159 of the Personal Kanban book. The tasks are sequestered in a separate space on your whiteboard. This space looks like a table and each item is given one row. For each item, you have: description, the recurrence pattern (daily, weekly), the date of the last ...


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It sounds to me like the online courses are a single project with multiple workflows. I would recommend keeping all the classes on one kanban so that you can see their flow and balance competing demands. I would also recommend that you start out simple (Ready, Doing, Done) but look for every opportunity to detail out that workflow. What online tool are ...


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Kanban came initially from the Toyota production model and then was adapted for knowledge work. So these application are on the business level where tasks are expected to be completed and "failure" to complete a task is not part of the model. Personal Kanban is newer - there's been one book on the subject, and I think it's fair to say that since it's an ...


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It seems like you need to break down those "too big to chew on in one bite" tasks into smaller pieces and go through those instead of one huge chunk of task. One-off huge tasks not only look and feel daunting, they are also harder to gauge progress and can often feel like you haven't done much. If you are using source control, another benefit of smaller ...


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GTD is based on everything coming into your inbox and being processed from there. You can virtually use any tool that you want to implement the GTD methods. The Kanban Tool seems to just be a Kanban Board that is shared amongst peers. I've never used it, but it seems to be based on the physical construction of a workflow and does not rely on inter-related ...


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If your activities (projects) are strictly separated by time/place, then it seems a good idea to separate the boards. E.g. if you never work from home, your business tasks can be separate from your householding issues, because it doesn't make sense arrange a meeting at home or fix your kitchen sink while being in the office. They don't compete for your time. ...


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It's always a tough one - I use a lot of physical things in my work - so I have to remember to switch off my monitors before I leave the office - so when I plug them in in the morning I thread the plug though the strap on my bag - so I can't leave with out unpluging. With reguards to the taking the day of - I would have two possibilities - when you put ...


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I too have this problem with a lot of different visual boards at work. They are not all Kanban boards, there are also a few VP (visual planning). I have the same challenge as you have on how to keep myself updated enough and getting the "big picture" without getting overwhelmed about the information on the boards. I have started to focus more on each board, ...


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You might also want to consider what you are doing. Tonianne and I have a very involved electronic board that we use to keep track of what we're doing as a company - but we also often have little personal boards that are more tactical. So, here on my desk there's a few stickies to the left of my computer that are little personal things I need to get done ...


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I also use an electronic kanban board. It gives far more opportunities to collaborate with distributed team members as well as to analyze the workflow that a traditional whiteboard. My favorite is Kanban Tool. It is simple to use and customize.


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If you are doing this with post-its on the wall, then you could say that each postit with "music" written on it is an 1 hour practice time on specific day. If you have 3 hours daily I would suggest to divide it into smaller parts, especially if it happens that you don't finish it often. Let say you need to practice 3 hours every day and you did 2 hours on ...



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