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Is that a squirrel!? Derek, don’t forget to…

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Derek Huether Enterprise Agile Coach derek@leadingagile.com 301/639-4976 @derekhuether /derekhuether +derekhuether

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In This Session Participants will be introduced to the principles of Lean and the application of Kanban to visualize their work, limit distraction and waste, and get stuff done. I’ll cover the core concepts outlined in Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry's book, Personal Kanban, to get you started.

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I get distracted…and tells stories… ADD/ADHD Tend to talk really fast and loud Lack a personal filter Every answer has a story Been in Project/Program Management since 1994 Been an Agilist (PM with ADD) since 2005 Evangelizing Kanban since 2007 Evangelizing Personal Kanban since 2009 …but I get stuff done

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Abstract With a world of constant distraction, it feels like it’s getting harder and harder to get stuff done. When getting stuff done is a primary measure for success, we need to introduce concepts that are simple and can be habit forming.

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Failures and Successes Failure Memory Attention To-Do Lists Franklin Covey Planner GTD Success Physical Kanban board LeanKit Kanban board Pomodoro technique Ask yourself if your strategy is simple and habit forming

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Habit forming Dopamine Addiction Compulsive Bad Habits Checking email Checking Facebook Checking Twitter Checking your phone Good Habits Turning off the lights Locking your doors Brushing/flossing regularly Saying thank you Holding the door for people Walking with purpose Even if you accomplish a trivial task, your body will release dopamine into your bloodstream (habit forming)

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Learning Outcomes If you don’t know the goal, how can you succeed? Understand key definitions and terms of Lean and Kanban Understand how to apply Kanban to your personal and professional life Understand how you can measure and improve your processes

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Learning Outcome - Definitions & Terms Kanban Value Stream Work in Process (WIP) Cycle Time Lead Time Throughput Slack Flow Push versus Pull

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5 Principles of Lean

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4 Steps of Personal Kanban Create a value stream Populate the backlog Limit Work in Process (WIP) Pull work

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What is Personal Kanban? Portfolio Manager Project Manager You?

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Step 1 - Create a Value Steam

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Step 2 - Populate the Backlog Use different colors for different types of work You could also add swim lanes

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Step 3 - Limit Work in Process (WIP) My WIP limit is 3

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What is a WIP limit? WIP = 4 WIP = ? Team tasks vs. Kanban Finish more Start less

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Capacity or Throughput? Flow Slack WIP Limit = 2 Throughput

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Step 4 - Pull Work (3) Pull work to the right, if there is room

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Blockers Blocked (3) Can you pull more work into Doing column?

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Focus Focus (3) e.g. Add cover sheet to TPS report Hello Peter, what’s happening?

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Pomodoro – Focus for 25 Minutes Focus (3)

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Workshop Time!

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Instructions Draw a value stream. Note your stream. Review the task sheet on your table. Based on the values of the tasks, create task cards that you will pull through your Personal Kanban. Add your cards to your backlog. Ready, set, pull work! (timed) Total your points. Describe your experiences. Who did the best? Why? How can we make things better? #7 + 25 paperclips 25

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Learning Outcome – How to Measure Throughput Lead Time Cycle Time We have a natural velocity. To go faster, change the system. How can we change the system?

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Apply to Personal Life LeanKit Kanban Whiteboard + Stickies

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Apply to Professional Life Image Courtesy of LeanKit Kanban

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Additional Information Graphics LeadingAgile Pictofigo Leankit Derek Huether derek@leadingagile.com 301/639-4976 Twitter: @derekhuether LinkedIn: in/derekhuether Google+: +derekhuether