Had to reblog this post by Dana. Great idea to apply a project management tool to real life.
A bit about the simple yet powerful tool Kanban. It was invented by a Taiichi Ohno, an industrial engineer at Toyota. All you need is a board and post-it notes and you can move tasks from one column (stage) to the next as they are completed.
If you prefer this tool in the form of a free app then Trello is great for personal use.
I am a working mom of three wonderful kids, but seriously getting three kids up, ready, fed and out the door can be an epic challenge every single day. If you have kids like mine they never seen to remember the tasks that need to be done everyday. The same tasks never change but they can’t seem to focus on them and they can’t seem to get any of them done with out me hounding them for status….are you done yet, are you done yet, are you done yet. All I can think each morning is please make the pain of this stop.
Each weekend the kids also have their chores that they are responsible for completing. I use to create little todo lists for each of them and then they would cross off the tasks as they completed them. This worked well for the weekend chores but not so well for creating…
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