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Discussion on: The Power of the TODO List

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James Hood Author

Good observation! It really is very much like a personal agile process. I'd say it's more like Kanban than Scrum though. However a team scrum/Kanban board is no substitute for keeping this personal TODO list. Especially as your career advances, I find there's a lot that goes on the TODO list that wouldn't normally end up on the scrum board, e.g., mentoring, interviews, talks, etc. Also, never underestimate the power of text files! They are by far the lowest friction medium I've found. It's always faster to edit a text file than to update even the fastest scrum or Kanban UI. There are downsides of course and the post is about the method/practice rather than the specific medium used.