Kanban with Keep

I’ve tried many ways of managing projects, but recently became interested in the kanban method. I wanted to experiment with it, but did not wish to download a new app to try, and I wasn’t sold on the idea of using a whiteboard and sticky notes. I ended up creating a template to put into a plastic project file to use with 1.5 x 2 size sticky notes. Turns out I could only find 2 x 2 size sticky notes, so here’s that one: the 2x2Kanban. I like that projects flow through the Sweet Spot priority matrix and mission statement in order to make choosing what to focus on an easier task.

Click on picture to download pdf of blank kanban template

Close-up of the Sweet Spot priority matrix:

AND I’m using Google Keep (which I already use a lot) as a kanban board. While Google Keep is not really intended for kanban, by pinning some of the notes it works in a very similar way to keep projects handy and easily updated. It’s easy to set up, choose different colors for various types of projects, and update. The notes show up alongside Google Calendar with a click of a button.

I’m actually using Google Keep for my to-do list too, and often for reminders. These methods have been working rather well for me. Here’s to making positive shift happen in 2021!

I write about goal setting, time management, and other skills for personal development, happiness, and a productive life. My fascination with phonics and the pursuit of literacy is shared at www.phonicspow.com. I enjoy reading books and watching movies based on the screen and page method.

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