Extracting a Personal Kanban from an Overgrown ToDo List

Last week I looked at my overgrown todo list, or rather several lists, and preparation for a demo at work was coming up, and I have a long trip to prepare for…

So I simply had to create a personal kanban on the cupboard behind me:

Collaboration on the demo preparation led to tasks on the board, and I took the most important and urgent tasks from my todo lists onto the board.

I used a form of priority filter, with a generic todo column to the left, then a “soon”/today column, then the usual doing and done columns.

It worked really well to let tasks float up and to the right in the todo columns, kind of like bubbles. I got an immediate impression of relative urgency (more to the right) and relative importance (upwards), making it very easy to decide what the next task should be when I finished a task.

 

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