Personal Kanban with Asana

A nice post about Personal Kanban and Asana from Chris Heisel.

Personal Kanban 101
Adaptable to all ages and situations, and accessible to all learning styles, personal kanban allows us to visualize the amount of work we have, and the way that work is carried out.
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I’ve found that Asana’ssections and subtasks feature makes it really convenient to set up a personal kanban system.

Here’s what my tasks screen looks like:

Asana task listLater is the total backlog of stuff to do and it stays collapsed. I have a recurring todo to review the Later pile and pull items into Upcoming.

UpcomingUpcoming is my backlog for the week. I’ve divided it into days so I can schedule out my week. I put items that need more time or analysis on days with bigger blocks of time available, and the shorter tasks fit into days with more meetings.

MeetingsMeetings get todo items as well. That forces me to weigh the meetings against the other items on my list, and to think about what I need to do to prepare for the meeting.

TodayToday gets subdivided into three sections: Meetings, WIP, and Todo. Meetings for the…

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