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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

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A Look at My System and Workspace

I developed the Daily PlanIt Keep It Super Simple (K.I.S.S.) System to combine the best features of electronic systems with the ability to print a paper copy. These pictures show how it fits together with my files and workspace. As

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Evaluating Ideas and Projects

Are you spending your time on projects that really contribute to your goals? Take a closer look at your activities to see if they support your core value statement (Unique Selling Proposition or Mission Statement) and provide a good return

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Skills Employers Want #4 – Planning

The ability to plan, organize, and set priorities are the number four skills employers are looking for, according to the results of a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. As you might imagine, there is lots of

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Have you ever wondered whether something was a goal or a project? The difference between projects and goals is the time frame. Projects are the intermediate step between goals and daily actions. The process of planning them is the same. For

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Goal and Project Plans

A part of planning is setting goals and creating action steps for projects. Develop Goal and Project Plans with this printable worksheet (pdf) WHAT is the goal or project? What wording will describe it in SMART terms? What would the

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Action Steps

I’ve always struggled with breaking goals down into specific action steps. Instead I often have a general idea and just keep “working on it.” The key breakthrough for me was when I read a book called “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda” by

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