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Showcased in the two Popular Podcasts "Project Management for the Masses" by Cesar Abeid, PMP, and "The Scrum Master Toolbox" by Vasco Duarte! - Check the FREE Episodes below for more info!
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Do you see your time passing by without being able to deliver on your promises? Do you do the best you can, but get trapped and fooled by uncertainty and last minute changes? Traditional productivity systems don't work for you? Give them a twist with Agile methods, and Skyrocket your Productivity!
What if you could finally find a way to be Agile and Successful in your Personal Choices, pursue your Dreams, and enjoy immediate Results? How well would that amazing Productivity translate into a Better Job, Higher Incomes and Self-Satisfaction?
If this gets you high, then this Course is the answer you were waiting for!
I've spent years of study on Productivity Techniques and Personal Improvement. I've studied how Companies like Toyota, Microsoft, Chrysler, Boeing, GM and thousands of LEAN Startups stay ahead of their competitors and successfully face their daily challenges. I've learnt about their Agile and Lean Approaches and applied them at Work and in my Personal Life, and I've experienced amazing results - learning new languages in no time and giving an incredible boost to my Career!
I've finally created My Personal Scrumban©, one of the most agile, easy, and effective productivity solutions to plan your goals with purpose and at the same time manage your daily routine, while considering change as an integral part of it, and effectively responding to shifting priorities. I'm confident that it will greatly enhance your Life as it has improved mine and those of my students.
So, Come and Reclaim your Life and your Success. This is Your Opportunity.
If you're determined to succeed and gain control of your Life, this Course is for you. Enjoy the free previews... and Enroll Now!
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PS: I'm so confident that you'll gain Value from the Course as soon as you'll start applying these techniques, that I offer my own Personal 30 Days Money Back Guarantee - If you're not 100% happy with the material, you may ask for a full refund and get your money back. No. Question. Asked. Enjoy!
This course will go on building over time thanks to the amazing feedback that I receive daily by my students, so everyone make your say! Have you already tried productivity improvement programs? What didn't work with them? Would you like me to address specific topics that you don't find in this course? Let me know, so I can improve your experience!
Fighting against too tight working schedules? Letting your own personal plans fade away under the weight of constant change in your life? Losing focus and getting crazy on assigning the right priorities to what should matter the most?
If you want a way out, then this course is for you. Follow me along in this presentation.
In this lecture I go over the broad topics we’ll cover in the course, as well as review the supplemental material and assignments. I’ll also touch on why the course will help you, and what you’ll get out of it once you’ve completed it.
In this lesson I describe what My Personal Scrumban© is and how it helps you boost your productivity while you manage either operational tasks or projects.
In the lesson I touch on the PDF documents included in this course that you should immediately print out to start your path to success. In the lecture I tell you how to select the most suited sticky notes for My Personal Scrumban©, and why you may find an Agenda useful for your daily records.
Before starting with the actual course, let me give you a few more suggestions to enhance your study experience and let you enjoy the ride even more.
Would you like to know how Kanban works and makes you rock with daily assignments? Get ready!
We scroll through the titles of the next lessons for this section, and we do it… the Kanban way.
A bit of history about Kanban, and our first experiences with the Kanban board.
“Kanban is a tool to track the evolutionary states of an action item”. Does this sentence look awkward? After the lesson, it will sound astonishingly easy.
The Backlog is the place where we give voice to all the activities and goals we want to achieve. In the lesson I teach you how to use it to gain clarity about priorities and stay productive.
Here I teach you how to prioritize action items and how to perform “Backlog Grooming” to focus on delivering Value.
The Board is the tool to visualize the process flow, identify the eventual roadblocks, and remove them to keep our productivity high. In this lesson you’ll learn how to use and personalize it.
What is Work In Progress? How to use it as a measure of how straightforward or messy our flow of actions is? Is multitasking really such a good thing? Some examples from real life will bring clarity about all of these questions.
Before moving on, let's test your understanding of the contents of this Kanban Section.
A brief introduction to Scrum, the Agile framework created by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber.
In the attached PDF you'll learn about the reasons why this approach will let you rock with your productivity, especially when dealing with projects with high level of uncertainty, even in your own life.
In this lesson I teach you how to set the stage before starting a challenge. Why are you starting it, in the first place? Is it really worth? What do you want to get out of it? What will Success look like? The Vision, and the clarity, you will gain in this episode and in the next one will be the key to stay on target when unexpected events and shifting priorities will shake you along the way.
How do you know that your project CAN be done? First, with right tools think through it and reflect on what is it really that you want to create. Then, when you have a clear picture of it, ask for feedback from those people who are likely to be using it afterwards.
The name of the precious tool that could save you efforts and disillusionment? The My Personal Scrumban© Feasibility Analysis.
It’s time to go! Have a light backpack, this trip will be short and sweet. In the lecture I tell you what a Sprint looks like and a few rules to make it effective to reach your short- and mid-term goals.
In the Kanban Section you've already learnt a lot about the Backlog. But if you want to use it in Scrum, there's something more you have to know.
You need a Map before embarking for a new land. But what if nobody has ever visited that land? You create the Map with the elements you have now, with what you expect to find and with where you want to go. You set some checkpoints. You refine it over time. You constantly check it to verify where you’ve arrived, and you finally modify it if the land doesn’t look like you expected at first.
Welcome to My Personal Scrumban© Roadmap.
Maybe you don’t know what is hidden beyond the next hilltop, but at least you have a certain visibility up to that top. As for now, let’s plan how to reach it, and let’s stick to reach it by an agreed upon date. In this lesson I explain you how to plan a Sprint to reach that metaphorical hilltop and enjoy the ride.
In this lesson you'll discover an easy yet foundational tool to get you focused even before your working day has started.
So you’ve reached the first hilltop, congratulations! It’s time to show to the world what you’ve gained along the trip and to get some feedback. A Demonstration, or “Demo” is our occasion to touch with our hands what we’ve been able to produce in this first stretch of road. Did you get what you expected? Do your results so far meet your expectations and those of the people you started your trip for? How should you refine or expand it before the next intermediate finish line?
In the lesson I explain you how taking advantage of intermediate checkpoints to get straight to your final goals.
Before starting with the next Sprint, let’s talk for a minute about the process you’ve followed in the last week or so.
Not what you’ve produced, but how you produced it.
Look back at the week that has just passed by and how you applied the tools you’ve learned so far. What would you improve? How could you make it more effective for you?
This is called the My Personal Scrumban© Sprint REVIEW.
In the lesson I guide you through a few questions that will make you more effective and self-conscious.
Great! You reached your final goal! Time to deliver your results and celebrate! After all the intermediate checkpoints, this is where we wanted to arrive. In the lesson I show you what it looks like and how to pass the finishing line in a safe and effective way.
Besides, let’s look back now at the whole process since we started. What have we learnt? Should we start it again, what would we improve? Do we want to expand on the results we’ve produced so far, or shall we get ready for a new and more challenging objective?
Let's see how the concepts explained in this section have been applied in a real life case.
Let's now go through all the steps we've described in the course in a single meaningful flow.
Congratulations, You Did It!
Now it's time to apply the concepts to your activities and daily life!
But before you go - Is there anything you would improve or enrich in the course? If you enjoyed the ride and you would like to suggest the course to your friends, leave me your comment and a great review!
Thanks for watching, and Stay Agile 4 Success!
Let’s build up the notions we got in the Kanban section. A few suggestions more to make an even more effective prioritization.
At the end of the day, no matter how big your effort has been, the measure of your success is only the value you’ve been able to deliver. Let me elaborate the concept in this lesson.
If your Kanban Board is made up of the only "To Do, Doing, Done" columns, let's shake it up with some creative effort. Let's see how a Professional tweaked it to manage her own professional blog.
Yep, we already touched this concept in the course. Now I show you some more evidences to back it up.
For personal use, tracking time may be useful to improve our effectiveness over time. Let’s see how smart teams do it the agile way, and if it may work for us as well.
In the document I share several links of personal productivity tools that can be used to apply the concepts of My Personal Scrumban© either online or on your devices.
I've created this lecture right after the request of one of the students of this community, who wanted to know a bit more about how the concepts of this course apply not only to personal productivity, but also to the management of Agile Teams.
In this lesson I'll touch briefly on how Agile Teams are characterized, and how they differentiate themselves from traditional project teams. Then, I'll show you how the concepts you've learnt along this course in relation to personal productivity apply to teams and family management, and finally I'll suggest you a few more interesting and engaging resources about this subject.
This is an incomplete and growing list of Productivity Hacks. It will grow up also with your help. Do you have something more to share? Let us know in the comments, we’ll add it right there below.
I've spent 14 years in project management environments with small, medium, and multinational companies, and I have managed Multi-Million-Dollar Projects and Programs with both Traditional Methodologies and Agile Techniques. Today, as a Project Management Trainer and Consultant, also with role of PMO, I help companies and professionals get ready for today's challenges in the marketplace for all what regards Traditional and Agile Project Management.
My mission and my calling? Improving the lives and businesses of those I serve, by providing great value and information.
I find it's my "moral obligation" to share the struggles and experiences I've gone through the years, and help people learn and succeed faster without reinventing the wheel each time!
Here on Udemy, as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and ITIL Certified, I am proudly committed to bring to your everyday life, in easy to digest eLearning modules, concepts and tools adopted by Project Management Professionals and successful Agile and Lean Enterprises. I make them available to you in plain English, so you can immediately apply them in your personal and working life in order to Skyrocket your Productivity, Increase your Incomes, regain Control of your Time and Achievements, and spend more of your time enjoying what matters the most to you!
I am excited to share these Tools & Techniques with the Community and make a meaningful contribution to all those who want to pursue Happiness and Meaning in their own Life. Just Like You ;)