Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow

Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow

by Dominica DeGrandis, Tonianne DeMaria

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Overview

Today’s IT workers are drowning in nonstop requests for time, days filled to the brim with meetings, and endless nights spent heroically fixing the latest problems. This churn and burn is creating a workforce constantly on the edge of burnout.

In this timely book, IT time management expert Dominica DeGrandis reveals the real crime of the century—time theft, one of the most costly factors impacting enterprises in their day-to-day operations.

Through simple solutions that make work visible, Degrandis helps people round up the five thieves of time and take back their lives with timesaving solutions. Chock-full of exercises, takeaways, real-world examples, colorful diagrams, and an easy-going writing style, readers will quickly learn effective practices to create high-performing workflows within an organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942788164
Publisher: IT Revolution Press
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 205
Sales rank: 586,271
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Dominica DeGrandis is the foremost expert in Kanban Flow within the IT industry today. Her work has shown working IT teams how effectively improve workflow and optimize throughput to produce the best result throughout the value stream. Her passion involves the use of visual cues and transparency across teams and organizations to reveal mutually critical information. As Director of Training & Coaching at LeanKit, Dominica combines experience, practice and theory to help teams level up their capability. She blogs at ddegrandis.com and tweets at @dominicad.

Table of Contents

Table of ContentsIntroduction
Part 1: The 5 Thieves of Time 1.1 Too Much Work-in-Progress (WIP) 1.2 Unknown Dependencies 1.3 Unplanned Work 1.4 Conflicting Priorities 1.5 Neglected Work
Part 2: How To Expose Time Thieves In Order To Optimize Workflow2.1 Make Work Visible 2.2 Ambush the Ring Leader 2.3 Expose Dependencies 2.4 Committing the perfect crime using Unplanned Work 2.5 How to Prioritize 2.6 Preventing Negligence2.7 Random Board Examples
Part 3: Metrics, Feedback, Pomp & Calibration3.1 Your Metrics or your Money 3.2 The Time Thief O'Gram 3.3 Operations Reviews 3.4 The Art of Meeting (Standups, Lean Coffee)3.5 Undercover Investigation3.6 Beastly Practices3.7 Calibration: From Adversaries to Allies
GlossaryTable of Exercises/List of Charts, Graphs, Illustrations Etc. ReferencesIndexAcknowledgementsAbout the AuthorResources

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