After 2 hours of reading productivity comparisons I came to one undeniable truth, there is no spoon. Wait, that's not right.
I've spent a couple of hours looking over Kanban, Scrum, etc comparisons to see if I can find a better development system than sticky notes on my monitor. I learned 3 things:
- Anything more than a todo list (that guy's paper is like a thesis) requires an in-house guru with lots of time to learn these things.
- My sticky note system works just fine
- I shouldn't be reading productivity articles at the cost of productivity. :)
Being of a fan of CSN, cubicle sticky notes, I've become a sort of implicit fan of Kanban as it's basically just a glorified sticky note system. Where I think my process breaks down is on long term projections. Sticky notes do a great job of capturing my thoughts on a topic some particular day or week. But when the design and implementation takes 6+ months the sticky note system ends up looking like a hurricane of mad ramblings.
Soon now they'll find me lying on my cubicle floor drawing insane musings in bright pink crayon: "It rubs the lotion on the skin or else it gets the bug again."