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To Do, Doing, Done is my favorite way to segment a Kanban.   It’s where I start.  It’s simple and intuitive.   Another benefit is that it’s easy to glance at three segments.  I’m a fan of “glance and go” vs. “stop and stare.” In the Kanban above, the “To Do” segment has a set of work items yet to be started.  The “Doing” segment has three things in progress.   The “Done” segment shows three things completed.  It’s simple, but visualizing the work helps declutter your head.  It also helps you focus.  It also gives you simple visual
feedback.  And, if you’re part of a team, it helps create a shared view of the work. Corey Ladas introduced me to Kanban years ago.  He kept it simple.  He showed me a piece of paper, drew three lines to segment it, and wrote “To Do,” “Doing,” and “Done.”    He then walked me through the big ideas of pulling work through a Kanban.  It stuck with me because one of my biggest challenges at the time was how to create a shared view of the work for the team.   I liked the idea of using a Kanban as a...(Read whole news on source site)