Book: “Making Work Visible”

Author @Dominica DeGrandis.

What I Liked The Most

⦁  The highly operational approach illustrated by lived situations, making lean, kanban, and agile concepts and principles accessible

⦁  Techniques that can easily be experimented with in order to make quick gains by bringing clarity and visibility (reduce overload, increase focus on what matters most, prevent constant interruptions…)

⦁ Scientific thinking to improve the work by small experiments and empirical observations

⦁ “Many of the problems related to time thievery have to do with organizational problems or company culture”

What Important Lessons I Learned

⦁  How to recognize the five time-thieves: Too much WIP, unknown dependencies, unplanned work, conflicting priorities, and neglected work

⦁  “When everything is a priority one, nothing is a priority one”,

⦁  “Lack of visible data in IT makes us blind”

⦁  “When it comes to efficiency, time is wasted when there is too much focus on resource efficiency over flow-efficiency”

⦁  How to better manage my time using Pomodoro and facilitate Lean Coffee meetings

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