#PMSkillsAreLifeSkills: Should you Kanban your life?

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Answer from Heather Savatta

Introduction

What is Kanban?

How we started using Kanban

Four Simple Steps to begin to Kanban your life

1. Pick the tools that work for your family

  • Trello is our main Kanban board, and we use it with these columns: On deck, Working on, Finalizing, Finished, and For another day.
  • Monday.com is used to track tasks by date and deliverable action items.
  • Google Docs is where we put all our “project” write-ups (note: it’s important to give access to the whole family!) and anything long-form that needs to be written out.
  • Google calendar is combined with a real calendar that hangs on a wall in our kitchen at home. We note every single important date or reminder, invite each other to shared events, and block off time for tasks on both the digital and physical calendars so we can easily see it each day.

2. Manage big events as if they are major projects

3. Set bi-weekly or monthly meetings to talk about the big projects

4. Retro, Review, and Learn

Closing thoughts

Tools

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