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This is a recurring issue with my clients. They fall victim to underestimation which leads to over commitment and then overwork ... which repeats and amplifies the cycle. This is a simple video and post, but a big, big issue.
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Modus Institute and our first class on Successful Distributed Teams is truly live.

You want to have better distributed teams? Join the students already enrolled!
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I like the conversation that is unfolding.
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Hello how are you doing , I hope is well with you ?
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About half my practice now seems to be finding and calming the level of interruptions my clients have. They are already overwhelmed with work, interruptions only increase the more overwhelmed we are, creating a cascade. 
Teams and individuals end up context switching when interrupted. Some interruptions are easily avoidable. What are some common interruptions you or your team have found ways to mitigate and how did you do it?
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There's a lot more to risk assessment than meets the eye.
This is list number six. If you haven’t yet, go back and read the post Top Ten Reasons Why I Hate Lists. As with all lists, this is short, blunt, and intended to start a discussion. Risk mitigation, risk assessment, risk management … we insure ourselves from risk, put buffers in our estimates to compensate for risk, and we make decisions based on risk.
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We're doing a useful webinar on Thursday providing solid strategies to deal with remote working.  Hope to see you there.

https://plus.google.com/events/cb3l3r467v8vj7id317cc30rrcg
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A one hour hangout, presentation, and discussion about how distributed / virtual / remote teams work and strategies to ensure success.
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I Interview @choconancy about collaboration and managing teams -  http://moduscooperandi.com/blog/collaboration-interview-with-nancy-white/ #lean #pmot #agile #management
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I've noticed that many kanban practitioners do not improve their boards, even when they already know the value to improvement can bring.

Have you noticed this?

How do you deal with it?

How does it make you feel?
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Yes, I've noticed - the static Kanban board is an indicator that the team is not in the Kaizen mindset http://www.bulsuk.com/2011/12/kaizen-mindset-5-points-to-develop-it.html
That mindset is fundamental in Lean (TPS culture)... what is missing in the Kanban culture, that leads to a different behavior?
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I see people complicating their boards and then getting frustrated. How do we get people to embrace simplicity in process? 
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To fully embrace simplicity we need agile in a can.
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We are launching a new online community to discuss new advancements and thinking in how we get work done. Dogma and ego free. Just good discussions with good people. Please check it out.
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