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Category: Techniques

Nested Sprints for SCRUM Planning

Here I present an elegant tool implementation for use in SCRUM sprint planning – the nested sprint list for fluid effort estimation. Using this nested approach, the sprint effort can be determined using the...

Effective Study – Three Tech Tools

Reading ain’t always a fun experience. Studying written material sometimes requires focus and perhaps even mental determination to parse dry, factual information. Here are some tools for effective study.   Introduction Studying dry, written material...

7 Habits and GTD ToDo List

My style of task management has been influenced by both Getting Things Done, GTD, and the 7-Habits of Effective people. “The 7 Habits of effective people”, by Stephen Covey, promotes the idea of “putting...

Task Management for Project Management

Task Management for Project Managers

How to bridge the gap between long term planning activities and what one does at 8:20am on Tuesday morning? How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for...

Productivity the gemba way

#Productivity the Gemba way

Gemba is a Japanese term and loosely translated means “the place where value is created”. Traditionally it has been applied to business processes and manufacturing to make them leaner, focused and more robust. An...

Simply Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done(GTD) is a very popular method of task management that has revolutionized the working lives of many. And now, I will unceremoniously strip it down to the basics, do a Macgyver on...

“Doing”, with GTD Lite

Good morning. Previously I presented a new streamlined version of the popular Getting Things Done(GTD) approach. In that post I outlined how to get your stuff into the system to enable one to have...