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Homepage Kanbanpad is a project management tool so easy to use you'll wonder why you haven't tried it yet! Take a look of how easy it can be and start using it right away. "Why aren't you guys charging for this yet?" "Kanbanpad is the enforced sanity that keeps us on track" Andrew Cholakian, CTO Vokle See project status in one glance Work together in realtime Easy and fun to use Increase Your Team's Motivation Five-Fold - Scott Keller by Scott Keller | 11:09 AM April 26, 2012 In a famous experiment, researchers ran a lottery with a twist. Half the participants were randomly assigned a lottery number. The remaining half were given a blank piece of paper and a pen and asked to write down any number they would like as their lottery number. Just before drawing the winning number, the researchers offered to buy back the tickets. The question researchers wanted to answer is, “How much more do you have to pay someone who ‘wrote their own number’ versus someone who was handed a number randomly?” This result reveals an inconvenient truth about human nature: When we choose for ourselves, we are far more committed to the outcome — by a factor of five to one. Conventional approaches to change management underestimate this impact. Other applications need not be so literal. At a minimum, we advocate that leaders leverage the “lottery ticket” insight by augmenting their telling of the story with asking about the story.

How to keep your inbox empty with Astrid Last week we asked our users how they manage their emails and heard some interesting strategies. Using Astrid, I’ve been able to keep my inbox empty for the last few months. I want to share with you how to do the same. First, none of these ideas are new. Batch your email processing The idea is to process your emails and clear your inbox during a few focused bursts throughout the day. “Process emails every morning”“Process emails every afternoon”“Process emails every evening” Act on every email, one at a time When it’s time to process emails, start from the top and perform one of these 4 actions to each email. Delete or archive the email if it doesn’t require an actionDo it now if you can take care of the action required by the email in a short amount of time (many recommend 2 minutes as a rule of thumb)Delegate it if someone else should handle the emailDefer it with Astrid if none of the above apply Forward deferred emails to Astrid For example, I might forward an email with the subject

Personal Kanban at the World Bank - Small Team Rapid Development Lean/Kanban - Crisp AB Kanban is a lean approach to agile software development. ­­Actually, Kanban means many things. Literally, Kanban is a Japanese word that means “visual card”. At Toyota, Kanban is the term used for the visual & physical signaling system that ties together the whole Lean Production system. Does Kanban matter to me? Do any of these sound familiar? “We’ve done Scrum for a long time now and our process improvement has levelled off. If so, read on. How does Kanban work? There are many flavors, but the core of Kanban means: Visualize the workflowSplit the work into pieces, write each item on a card and put on the wall.Use named columns to illustrate where each item is in the workflow.Limit WIP (work in progress) – assign explicit limits to how many items may be in progress at each workflow state.Measure the lead time (average time to complete one item, sometimes called “cycle time”), optimize the process to make lead time as small and predictable as possible. What are the benefits of Kanban? Yes.

Weekly Wrap: Lack of Communication is Top Management Mistake This will not exactly come as a big shock: a new survey has found that a lack of communication — keeping employees in the dark — is the top mistake most managers make. The findings come courtesy of Accountemps. They asked chief financial officers (CFOs), “What one mistake do companies make most in managing their employees?” Their responses: Lack of communication between staff and management – 41 percent;Lack of recognition and praise – 28 percent;Lack of training, development and/or educational opportunities – 11 percent;Lack of flexibility in work schedules – 8 percent;Lack of authority given to employees – 6 percent;Don’t know/no answer – 6 percent. Want to feel appreciated and kept in the loop The only real surprise to this survey is that 6 percent of those asked the question didn’t seem to have an answer, making you wonder what they’re doing all day at work anyway. Yes, employees DO what to know what is going on, and they DO want to feel appreciated. Should you be yourself at work?

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