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Stop Starting, Start Finishing

JustintimeI've had the Stop Starting, Start Finishing brochure / comic from Arne Rock and his team sitting in my briefcase ever since the Lean Kanban conference last spring. "I'll read this on a flight," I thought. 

It's a fast read, so I don't know what I was waiting for.  It's an entertaining introduction to a sequence of steps that Justin (as in Justin Time) takes to a team, as he introduces Kanban.  The sequence is pretty familiar: make the work visible (because knowledge work doesn't show itself naturally); limit work in process; find what blocks flow; and continue looking for ways to finish more work.  The brochure also suggests that Kanban principles apply at the portfolio level - something I have done successfully.  Kanban is all about evolutionary change, after all.

Beyond the basics of Kanban, what I saw in this brochure was that, while the details are missing, it can be an effective way of articulating some of the why and what of an implementation like this.

Nice summary of CCPM

Personal productivity - focus and attention