Getting started with Personal Kanban, Ottawa, 19 June 2015

Boost your productivity! Getting started with Personal Kanban
Hub Ottawa, 19 June 2015, 09:00-12:30

Regular price : $ 195
Early bird (before 8 June 2015) : $ 165.75
Non Profit Organization‎s ; Hub Ottawa members : $ 95

We all have too much to do and too little time, feeling sometimes overwhelmed. This highly interactive and experiential 3 1/2 hour workshop will show you how to visualize your work,  limit your  work in progress and prioritize better, by using a visual board. As a  result, you will get in the flow more easily, and get the right things done. This approach will also help you feeling more in control, reducing your stress level, achieving a better  balance between your work and your personal life, finding the time to think strategically and considerably increasing the impact of your  work.

 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • The 2 rules of Personal Kanban — Visualizing work & Limiting work in progress (WIP) — and how they can be implemented.
  • Why Personal Kanban works: the Underlying principles of psychology and Lean thinking.
  • How Personal Kanban can be used as a tool to allow for a continuous improvement in your work.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Have learned how your personal workflow can be represented using visual techniques.
  • Have understood the importance of limiting your Work in Progress (WIP).
  • Have become aware of the difference between pushed work and pulled work.
  • Have designed your own tailor-made Kanban Board.

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

“The class was truly excellent. I’ve been to many “time saving” classes like this but this really was the most useful. I put into place some of the learning as soon as I left the room. I intent to recommend it to my network.”

“Concrete examples which are backed by theory. A very good presentation!”

“This workshop was very interesting and I loved the way in which the model was explained. I really found a better way to organize both my work and my life. This method is brilliant and I am already less stressed out when executing my tasks. I am really looking forward to using it.”

“A great way to get organized and to clearly see the work which needs doing.”

“A tool which is simple, realistic and effective!”

“This has been a very rewarding workshop which will most certainly help to sort out my work tasks and to be more effective and accordingly reduce my stress level.”

“Today, I relearned no less than how to prioritize, how to accept that I simply cannot do everything and how to take my time in order to avoid wasting time. Thank you very much for such an inspiring day!”

“This workshop was very interesting and I loved the way in which the model was explained. I really have found a better way to organize my work and my life. This method is amazing et I am already less stressed about doing my tasks. I am really looking forward to implementing it.”

“Great instructor! Excellent strategies for becoming more effective that can be acted upon immediately. It was great & one of my top 2 in the Impact Academy.

“I loved that we could “workshop” our “things to do”. It was very helpful, realistic.”

“Easy and intuitive, but really effective visualization to manage time and priorities.”

“A lot of fog in my head has lifted in terms of organization and clarity in my work and life. Thank you! Not only have hours of hard work been saved, but a lot of grief and sleepless night.”

“Helped me identify areas of improvement in my current work process. Gave me practical steps to improve efficiency in my work.”

Any question about this workshop? Do not hesitate to contact me using the form below or phoning me on +1 (819) 639 32 11

CANCELLATIONS AND TRANSFERS

Cancellation and requests for transfers must be submitted in writing (contact@pascalvenier.com)

When participants cancel their registration 7 working days or more before the workshop begins, the registration fees are refundable, but a 15% administrative fee will apply.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop may send a substitute, but they must notify us of this change.

I reserve the right to cancel the workshop due to lack of participants or unforeseen circumstances.

Boost your productivity! Getting started with Personal Kanban, Hub Ottawa, 15 May 2015, 09:00-12:30

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We all have too much to do and too little time, feeling sometimes overwhelmed. This highly interactive and experiential 3 1/2 hour workshop will show you how to visualize your work,  limit your  work in progress and prioritize better, by using a visual board. As a  result, you will get in the flow more easily, and get the right things done. This approach will also help you feeling more in control, reducing your stress level, achieving a better  balance between your work and your personal life, finding the time to think strategically and considerably increasing the impact of your  work.

 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • The 2 rules of Personal Kanban — Visualizing work & Limiting work in progress (WIP) — and how they can be implemented.
  • Why Personal Kanban works: the Underlying principles of psychology and Lean thinking.
  • How Personal Kanban can be used as a tool to allow for a continuous improvement in your work.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Have learned how your personal workflow can be represented using visual techniques.
  • Have understood the importance of limiting your Work in Progress (WIP).
  • Have become aware of the difference between pushed work and pulled work.
  • Have designed your own tailor-made Kanban Board.

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

“The class was truly excellent. I’ve been to many “time saving” classes like this but this really was the most useful. I put into place some of the learning as soon as I left the room. I intent to recommend it to my network.”

“Concrete examples which are backed by theory. A very good presentation!”

“This workshop was very interesting and I loved the way in which the model was explained. I really found a better way to organize both my work and my life. This method is brilliant and I am already less stressed out when executing my tasks. I am really looking forward to using it.”

“A great way to get organized and to clearly see the work which needs doing.”

“A tool which is simple, realistic and effective!”

“This has been a very rewarding workshop which will most certainly help to sort out my work tasks and to be more effective and accordingly reduce my stress level.”

“Today, I relearned no less than how to prioritize, how to accept that I simply cannot do everything and how to take my time in order to avoid wasting time. Thank you very much for such an inspiring day!”

“This workshop was very interesting and I loved the way in which the model was explained. I really have found a better way to organize my work and my life. This method is amazing et I am already less stressed about doing my tasks. I am really looking forward to implementing it.”

“Great instructor! Excellent strategies for becoming more effective that can be acted upon immediately. It was great & one of my top 2 in the Impact Academy.

“I loved that we could “workshop” our “things to do”. It was very helpful, realistic.”

“Easy and intuitive, but really effective visualization to manage time and priorities.”

“A lot of fog in my head has lifted in terms of organization and clarity in my work and life. Thank you! Not only have hours of hard work been saved, but a lot of grief and sleepless night.”

“Helped me identify areas of improvement in my current work process. Gave me practical steps to improve efficiency in my work.”

Any question about this workshop? Do not hesitate to contact me using the form below or phoning me on +1 (819) 639 32 11

A 50% discount is available for Hub Ottawa members. Please contact me to obtain code.

CANCELLATIONS AND TRANSFERS

Cancellation and requests for transfers must be submitted in writing (contact@pascalvenier.com)

When participants cancel their registration 7 working days or more before the workshop begins, the registration fees are refundable, but a 15% administrative fee will apply.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop may send a substitute, but they must notify us of this change.

I reserve the right to cancel the workshop due to lack of participants or unforeseen circumstances.

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Dave Gray on productivity tools

Dave Gray has published an excellent post on “The paradoxes of organization”, in which he is sharing a list of organizational paradoxes he has been collecting for a book he is working on, Liminal Thinking. His takes on productivity tools is particularly noteworthy:

Tools designed to increase productivity decrease productivity.
Smart phones and the web has given us a plethora of new tools that promise to increase our productivity: Calendar apps, to-do list apps, collaboration tools, and so on. But as the number of productivity tools increases, the time we need to spend learning the tools, looking for better ones, updating them, using them, and switching between them, takes up so much time that our productivity ends up going down instead of up.

I must say this is one of the things which has been truly liberating since I have started practicing Personal Kanban simply using a wall and post-its. With such a low tech solution, the focus is no longer on testing apps to find the best, but simply in trying to always fine tune my board design to adapt as well a possible to my always changing work context.

Lean Government Summit 2014, Ottawa (22-24 October)

The Lean Government Summit 2014 will take place in Ottawa from 22 to 24 October 2014. It is Canada’s annual national Lean Government Conference and combines a day of presentations on 23 October with 2 days of professional development, respectively on 22 and 24 October.

The programme of presentations this year includes Ken Miller, the author of the remarkable Extreme Government Makeover: Increasing Our Capacity to Do More Good Government and presentations by leading Lean practitioners in the civil service in North America : Kathleen Peterson, Mike Morley, Simon Trevarthen, David Edinger, Scotty Martin and Craig Szelestowski. The professional development session will be on “Introduction to Lean Government White Belt Workshop”, “Introduction to Six Sigma for Lean Government Practitionners”, “Results Not resistance: Building Buy-in and Execution into your Lean Improvement Projects”, and “Applying Lean at the individual level: Personal Kanban”

Here is the programme of my one day workshop on : Applying Lean at the individual level: Personal Kanban:

Learn how to apply Lean principles to improve your own productivity so that you manage your workflow, focus on the right things, do them better – and achieveing more. Participants leave the session having created their own personal Kanban board to use
when they return to the office, and will get a copy of the book Personal Kanban by Jim Benson & Tonianne DeMaria Barry.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have:

  • Learned how their personal workflow can be represented using visual techniques.
  • Understood the importance of limiting their Work in Progress (WIP).
  • Become aware of the difference between pushed work and pulled work.
  • Designed their own tailor-made Kanban Board.

Update:
It was a real pleasure to facilitate this workshop which was extremely well received, as the evaluation by participants shows:

  • The workshop met its stated objectives: 9.5/10
  • The material was presented in a way that will make it easy for me to recall: 9.1/10
  • The facilitator was knowledgeable and answered questions effectively: 9.5/10
  • The content was relevant to my work and environment: 9.3/10
  • This workshop provided a good return on my investment of time and resources: 9.2/10
  • Average: 9.3/10