The “Personal Kanban” Time Management System

“Personal Kanban works on two principles: Visualize your work, and limit your total number of ‘works in progress.’”

If you’re in the market for a simple time management system, you’ve come to the right place.

Quartz breaks down the Personal Kanban time management system, which is based on a Japanese industrial organizational system that was developed at Toyota back in the 1940s.

Basically, you draw three columns on a board — one for your To Do list, one for things In Progress, and one for your Done List. Then, you limit yourself to no more than three things in the In Progress column at any given time.

Told you it was simple.

For more, check out my take on the value of a Done List.