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It looks like you may have 3 issues that are important for Kanban - You have a high WIP issue. You may have a prioritization challenge. You also have a 'sizing' problem. Let me elaborate on each - High WIP. Clearly, you have a number of well-defined and not so well-defined projects that you have to do. The projects seem sizeable enough to manage on ...


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With Personal Kanban, we recommend exactly what you are suggesting. Sequester work and days into cognitively-like groups. That way, you can focus on one domain (a type of task, a domain, a meme) and not context switch so much. We call these Orange Days. Limiting WIP isn't just about limiting tasks, it's about limiting context switching as well. The more ...


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Ever Heard of Trello and slack hopefully you have and you have considered it. They are probably the best I have worked with as a programmer (not just for programming project even personal project). They help you discuss and track projects wonderfully. I was a trello user and my mentor introduced me slack. Now to answer your question. If you have many many ...


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Apart from (very good) azheglov's and Ula Karzelek's answers, there are two more solutions: If that's a virtual board with support for adding tasks via an e-mail, you may use some of the Web Automation Service (e.g. IFTTT, Zapier) to send an e-mail at a certain time (each day\week\month...) If it's a physical board, there must be a plenty of free space ...


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Couldn't the real problem be that your tasks are way too big and should be split into subtasks? If a task blocks everything else for weeks it should probably be split into manageable chunks.


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WeekPlan allows you marry a kanban style with a calendar view. The Parking lot feature is basically like Trello, a list of list of tasks. When a task needs to be done on a certain day, you simply press a button "Promote" and it will be pushed into the week view (calendar-ish view).


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I assume you are familiar with http://www.personalkanban.com/pk/ I am not an expert in Kanban personally but here is how I solve your issues: I have a "Waiting for" list for things that I can't work on but should be reviewed regularly. For example, any email I send and I expect a reply would go in that list. Therefore, if the person doesn't answer after ...



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