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5 Lesser Known Productivity Tips

There is no shortage of productivity advice on the web, with one list of productivity tips much akin to the next. However, there are times when one stumbles across something a bit different –...

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...

How to select the tasks you do today

Workers in the Information Age face challenges to effectively collect, organize and execute their tasks. Herding all tasks into a list is half the battle. However, when that has been done and we get...

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...

Chunk it and boost your productivity!

“Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler!”, courtesy of Mr. Einstein. This is also true of how we go about handling tasks. Applying simple, basic principles can often give a jolt...

One man band? 5 Tips to get stuff done

Delegation, passing responsibilities and resource planning are luxuries that many an entrepreneur, sole trader or member of a small team can only fanaticise about. When there are too many things to do and too...