Personal Kanban Method | Productivity Week

Welcome to day 4 of productivity week! We’re over halfway through already!

The Personal Kanban method is quite an old method but is nicely laid out in the book Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life by Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry, written in 2011.

This technique is ideal for those who want to visualise and prioritise their work. It helps you avoid working on too much at once and allows you to easily keep track of your progress.

It is very simple to start using this method. First make a table with the headers “To Do”, “In Progress” and “Done”. This can be done on a whiteboard or your computer. Then you add your projects onto the table and move them to the appropriate column as you progress.


A great benefit of this method is that you can see the “To Do” and “In Progress” categories filling up which is an incentive to start finishing your current projects before moving onto your next tasks.

What do you think about the simple, yet effective Personal Kanban technique?


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