Take Back Your Calendar to Maximize Productivity

Dominica DeGrandis is the author of Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow. She sat down with us to explain how to optimize your time and to get buy-in to improve your team’s capacity to get real work done.

DeGrandis walks us through the five thieves of time and the best way to deal with them:

  1. Unplanned work.
  2. Conflicting priorities.
  3. Unknown dependencies.
  4. Neglected work.
  5. Too much WIP.

Make it okay for people to understand that ‘no’ is an honorable reply to somebody asking you to do something that is not in line with your goals or your priorities. That’s a culture shift.

Howard Sublett hosts at Agile2018 in San Diego, CA.