Personal Kanban
Mapping Work | Navigating Life

Productivity books focus on doing more. Process books tell you to focus on doing the same thing every time. Personal Kanban is about choosing the right work at the right time.

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Why Limit WIP
Limit Work In Process or It Will Limit You!

We are distracted. We are overburdened. We are unfocused. Our work suffers for this. Limiting work in progress (WIP) is the breakthrough strategy for starting less and completing more. Why Limit WIP tells the story of Eldred as he tries to finish projects while overloaded and how his company helps him get back on track.

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Why Plans Fail

Business relies on estimates, plans, and projections – and we all know how accurate they tend to be. But what if the problem wasn’t necessarily planning? What if we were hard-wired to be inaccurate? How would we change our approach to new projects and decisions? Why Plans Fail directly addresses our personal ability to plan, to forecast, and to make decisions by addressing the psychology of our work - the cognitive biases that guide our decisions.

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Beyond Agile

Lean Software Development Case Studies. Beyond Agile examines 10 case studies of real companies that have actively evolved their development processes through waterfall, Agile, and Lean. These stories are stories of success, failure, and success again. This book is a must-read for anyone involved with knowledge workers, software developers and IT shops that seem unmanageable.

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Corey Ladas' groundbreaking paper "ScrumBan" has captured the imagination of the software development world. This book covers some of the metrics and day-to-day management techniques that make continuous improvement an achievable outcome in the real world.

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Alaine MackenzieBooks: Modus Press