2019-01-23

Organize your life with Personal Kanban

Responding to an article in TreeHugger:

If one manages software processes, the same inclination is carried over into one's own life. One can't help but think of applying Kanban to one's personal tasks. That said, efficiency is not always a virtue. I've read that people are happier multi-tasking, so striving for efficiency is not necessarily pleasurable.

My personal code and sites are managed in VSTS, while my work environments have used a variety of systems, most recently Jira. Although I have explored a variety of Kanban systems to manage my life, I also settled on Trello, owing to its cost and ease of use. That said, I more often manage tasks as simple lists either in Wunderlist, Instapaper, email - I find my inbox a very effective way of tracking diverse items - or OneNote. As was always the case with lists, they can become unwieldy and outdated, so they require periodic review, deletion, and reorganization.